The Epic Human Journey: Part 3, Endless Summer

Culture Rot

America’s real enemy within.

America has a long list of enemies – Al Qaeda, Iran, North Korea, China, Venezuela, hackers, WikiLeaks, financial sabotage – but these are mere blemishes on the surface of the apple. Instead of maintaining 1000 military bases overseas and spending half the national budget on weapons to fight foreign wars, America might want to consider taking a moment to focus on a potentially greater enemy ... the enemy within ... a rotting culture.

Depressed. Obese. Poor. Diseased. Raped. Bullied. Raped. Suicidal. Armed.

Here’s a portrait of America’s future – an average class of 100 students graduating high school today:

  • 71 have been physically assaulted
  • 39 have been bullied
  • 64 have had sexual intercourse
  • 28 have been sexually victimized
  • 21 have had a sexually transmitted infection
  • 29 have suffered serious symptoms of depression
  • 34 are overweight or obese
  • 22 live in significant poverty
  • 16 have carried a weapon in the past year
  • 14 have contemplated suicide and 6 have carried out an attempt
  • 10 have been raped

Facts Source: Child Trends

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Shangey G.

It's already been referenced.

But for future reference, if you want to dispute stats, then the onus is up to you to counter the claims with your own data. You do the work, you lazy f__k.

Shangey G.

For future reference, if you want to dispute stats, then the onus is up to you to counter the claims with your own data. You do the work, you lazy f__k.

Harry Bowman

Are we supposed to be appalled that 64% of 18-year olds have had sex? Researchers have shown this number has been roughly stable for half a century, although the rate of teenage pregnancy has fallen by something like 70% over the same period. I think the STD number might be a bit fishy, as well- it may be on the fringes of possibility if human papillomavirus (HPV) is included- that disease accounts for 70% of all of the STDs in the United States, and it is so unsymptomatic that it was rarely diagnosed before the last couple of decades.

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