I don't see any evidence here that suggests gloom is more the overall
attitude now that it has ever been. It all depends on what people value at any
given time. The way I see it, low points in history can become great
What is the most important thing in Life? It's self preservation. every
living creature knows this except humans, they are too selfish to care about the
Whoa! I agree with "george of the jungle" for once!What I
foresee:TornadosHurricanesEarthquakesTyphoonsFire and Brimstone, raining down from heavenPeople being transformed
into saltAnd you can blame it all on "the gays" (as so many
preachers are wont to do).
Society today is following the same path that the Romans and the Greeks
followed: rampant selfishness, ease and entertainment as the ultimate goal of
existence, and removal of the moral standards that shaped their societies all
led to their destruction. We are headed in the same direction.Those
who fail to learn the lessons of history are bound to repeat them....
Maybe we should all just move to Colorado and elevate our outlook. Find it hard
to believe one would choose the Viet Nam war, civil unrest, legalized racial
prejudice and bigotry, polluted waterways and the Black Panthers over what we
have now. I've been around a few years and it seems the younger generation
has more on the ball now than ever before.
We will soon see what happens. Keep this article with the comments made and
review at the indicated date.
We still have a ways to go. History will bare that out.Though the
pieces are coming together for a near total destruction.
Why not - they have 24 hour news and radio trying to sell doom and gloom as a
product to spur on ratings. Good news encouragement, even patriotism don't
sell. We have the media to remind us every day what humans are doing wrong, and
only one day week is set aside to tell us what we might become. Why
wouldn't people become scared as discouraged.And the funny
thing is, never in the history of mankind have we had it better. We have
greater peace, health, opportunity and prosperity than any group of people have
ever had, in the history of mankind.But that doesn't sell now
The "End is Near" has been rumored since the beginning of recorded
time.That may be why we have all been instructed throughout our lives to
dismiss those false and anxiety causing rumors.It's the New Year,
folks...Try to do and say something productive.
Reading the rest of the article, things are not so bad, but we get the usual DN
"play to the oldest and most conservative readers" headline.I am several years younger than the lady in half the photographs, but I
certainly do not have a crystal ball to predict what the world will be like when
she is 111, in 2050.I do recall the era when she was 20 or so, and I
just a bit younger, when we were all worried that nuclear war would kill us at
any moment. Notice it has not happened.There is a recession now,
scarce money to pull out of it (the money went to Iraq), and a republican party
dragging its feet on anything that would allow this President to succeed.I will say that 50 years ago, bomb threat or not, both parties seemed
interested in America doing great things.
The vast majority of all this gloom and doom is coming from the environmentalist
left! Global warming is going to kill us all and its all your fault for driving
Up till now, the past is determined, the future is uncertain, the present is
what you've got. Live your life for life to have a life to live for.
The only constant is change and fifty thousand years from now man will have
changed with the changing times but he will still be around with his silly
problems and selfish people.
UtahBlueDevil:We have it better is debatable. *
We've giving military weapons, and nuclear technology to the world. It may
someday lead to millions of deaths. Peace?* Over half our people are
government fed. If each food stamp feeds three, -it makes half our people, plus
our children being fed in school.* Our people are obese with a lack of
exercise, and an abundance of junk food.* With high poverty, and
unemployment, we're not prosperous. We're a dependent society.The state of our country is decaying.
None of these potential problems need occur. It is within the ability of he
American people to see that they don't. If need be, organize, petition,
write to your Congressman and your Senator. Let them know that you will be
expecting them to do everything necessary to make sure these things do not
happen. Most of all be flexible, do not adhere to a discredited or excluding
ideology. Remember that all Americans are in this together. You will all sink or
swim as a people so make sure you take swimming lessons!
Worf.... you know me.... lets look at it by the numbers.in 1900,
almost 1/3 of children born didn't make it to their first birthday. The
child birth mortality rate at that day was 7 out of 1,000 died at birth. Today
that number is 7 in 100,000. Significantly better.In 1900, 19 out
of 1,000 died of Tuberculosis annually. Today, .002 per 1,000 die of
Tuberculosis.In 1900, 20 out of 1,000 died of Influenza and
pneumonia. Today, that number is .2 die per 1,000.1959, the first
year numbers were gathered for this, 35% of seniors and 27% of minors lived in
poverty. Today the number of seniors living in poverty is 8.7% and 21.9% of
minors live in poverty. Is today perfect... I don't think
anyone thinks so. Is there risk. Absolutely. Are things better... by just
about any measure, the answer is us. The only number significantly higher is
the murder rate which that was 1 per 100,000 in 1900 and is now about 5 in
100,000. Compare that to the UK which in the UK was 1.17/100,000 last year up
from .97/100,000 in 1900.
For those who want America to be a majority White Republican country with lots
of money for some, I suspect the future will be unhappy for them. There are
many ways to keep the USA in one piece -- whether we will have the political
will to do them remains to be seen.
Tea Partiers are the most nostalgic? . . . for the way things were before Tea
Party policies ruined those times?
'A majority — 54 percent — say life in America is worse today
than four decades ago.' That's what happens when you live
in an environment of fear. We can do better.
UtahBlueDevil--- look at the number of abortions today. Not very healthy is it?
I believe the biggest threat to our society will be the destruction of the
family by : --A decay of moral values -- Legalization of pot -- Same sex
marriage -- Abortion -- and Gambling.