27 09 11 - 14:13Most people can't tell the difference between media drama and true collapse.
AIDS? Drama. Bird Flu? Drama. Al-qaeda? Drama. Recession? Drama.
- Decline of population. People are physically less intelligent, shorter, uglier and generally have fewer distinguishing traits. We're evolving toward a non-adaptive standard outside of civilization, which I call "devolving."
- Lack of unity. This population has nothing in common but similar places to shop and work. Inside, they hate each other.
- Slave populations. Like all the great empires -- Roman, Aztec, Greek, Indian -- we imported a bunch of people a standard deviation dumber than us, enslaved them or worked them for peanuts, and now they've outbred us. This means a divide population (diversity always fails) with fewer abilities (slaves are not masters).
- Egodrama. Our outlook has changed from one of adaptation or conquering to one of individual satiation through trivial and cheap pleasures. The result is pervasive decay.
You don't see the media mention those issues.
Further, bigger issues and smaller issues get measured through the same idea.
But here's a start:
A record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, adding to negativity that has been building over the past 10 years.
Majorities of Democrats (65%) and Republicans (92%) are dissatisfied with the nation's governance. This perhaps reflects the shared political power arrangement in the nation's capital, with Democrats controlling the White House and U.S. Senate, and Republicans controlling the House of Representatives. Partisans on both sides can thus find fault with government without necessarily blaming their own party. - Gollum I mean Gallup
Most people are freaked out about the recession, about the swing toward socialism in an anarchistic nation-state with many dependents, etc. etc.
But really, this is just another hiccup along the long, slow decline to the big hiccup.
You let the proles rule (equality). Then they banned criticism of themselves ("science"). Then in turn, they ruined everything, because that's why they were proles in the first place: they don't have the sense God gave a gnat.