Friday, September 24, 2010

Forget a Recession, The Empire is Crumbling

I look around me and I see an Empire in Decline.

The US economy is clearly in a depression… not a recession, not a recovery, but a DEPRESSION. More than 40 million Americans (12%) are on Food stamps. Nearly one in five of us are unemployed of underemployed. Folks go to Wal-Mart at 11PM waiting for their government checks to clear at midnight so they can buy baby formula, milk and other necessities.

Three out of every five Americans are overweight. One in five are obese. Indeed, there are only two areas (one state, Colorado, and Washington DC) where obesity rates are under 20%.

Nearly three in four of us don’t get enough sleep.  Almost one third of us report having trouble falling asleep EVERY night. And almost half of us report that day-time sleepiness interferes with normal activities including work.

Half of marriages end in divorce. One out of ten married couples report sleeping alone. The average American watches 28 hours of TV a week (enough to qualify for a part-time job). Two thirds of us eat dinner while watching TV, preferring the fake, sensationalized lives of others to engaging with our own families.

The TV and media are filled with foul, ungodly images of sex, violence, and hate. The most watched shows of the last decade all feature ordinary folks becoming superstars in lottery-esque competitions (American Idol, Survivor, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, etc) OR crime sagas detailing the most sordid and disgusting elements of society (CSI, Law and Order, etc) OR amoral social dramas in which notions of personal responsibility, fidelity, and common decency are unknown (Desperate Housewives, the Bachelorette, etc).


  1. This is probably my favorite article ever on here. I don't know why. The guy seems to really comprehend the problems more so than other writers. He crams information in a cogent manner rather than taking a whole page to mention a few details as many dumbed down scholars do.

    With that being said, I'm high on Hydrocodone right now so I'm off to bed.

  2. Not meant to be personal.
    I do not even know what hydrocodone is

    But lots of americans are medicated to get them through reality.

    The more psychiatists graduate and then go into business the more patients it is necessary to find in order to make competitive living..
    And find them they do and then they Medicate medicate.
    Luckily, the drug companies are there help them out ,with unbiased sales opinions on the task.

  3. He forgot to mention all the good christian men diddling their daughters and sons in private and threatening to kill them if they ever tell anyone. Of course, that's been going on since christianity became an established hierarchy.

  4. Hydrocodone makes me amorous.

  5. 10:54
    T.C.D.hit the target dead center but I could not finish the article because I had to text,record all my favorite tv shows,watch reruns of sporting events & eat as much as possible in one sitting.
    Anyone have any Hydrocodone they would like to share.DAMN!! Forgot to crank up the PLAY STATION.

  6. Hydrocodone ?

    Try Kaya; otherwise known as marijuana, Acapulco gold,Maui wowie, bhang, cannabis, ganja, hemp, herb, loco weed, maryjane, reefer, sinsemilla, or weed if you want to take the edge off.

    Makes me amorous :)

  7. Nothing like Christian bashing to make the little Pagens feel good about their pitiful lives. Go back to your chimp relatives and eat some lice.

  8. Hydrocodone i.e. Vicodin

  9. One of the best articles I have read on here yet. Excellent!

  10. Sex on TV I am gonna faint! Take it off! That's what is causin this here decline of the country. BACK IN THE Victorian Age, everything was perfect. If you caught a young woman thinking about sex or flirting with the male sex and was not married it meant wearing a chastity belt for the rest of her life. Praise Jesus!

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  12. Christians want a culture war. If you dont like what is on TV change the channel. Do not force your ugly religion on the rest of us. Christians hate freedom, they want a religous fascist state.

    The GOP is using the mouth breathers to get rid of the middle class by convincing them communism will happen unless the rich get all the money. The religous right is out to divide us.


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