In place of our regular Odds ‘n Sods column for this week, we are presenting a late-2022 summary listing of negative societal trends — what I call negatrends — and political machinations, with some apropos links.
Please pray daily that our nation collectively repents and returns to a moral and righteous path and that our government is again restrained and respects our rights. – JWR
Some Key Negatrends
- Ongoing urbanization, and its attendant societal ills.
- Increasing technological dependence of society as a whole and addiction to technology by individuals.
- Vote-Stealing. Closely tied to this are the Democrat mantras denying positive voter ID and demanding mail-in ballots for all elections.
- Multigenerational welfare dependence.
- Selective (politicized) prosecutions. The Roger Stone case was a prime example of how prosecutions are now targeted for political reasons. The FBI and the Department of Justice have become blatantly politicized.
- Uncontrolled Government Spending and Compounding Public Debt Growth. As I’ve mentioned before, the interest payments on the national debt will soon be a larger part of the annual Federal budget than all defense spending, combined.
- Government over-reaction to pandemics.
- Globalism. This trend is typified by the evil World Economic Forum (WEF).
- Fluid “gender” decadence. Most noticeable in just the past three years, America’s mass media has become downright obsessed with Woke politics and transgender insanity. America’s large corporations have followed suit, with obligatory bows to the Trans Mafia.
- Wholesale spying on American citizens by intelligence organizations and by police. Security cameras and Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPRs) have become ubiquitous. And many corporations are providing data to police, without any warrants.
- Shameless, corrupt, and entrenched career politicians.
- General moral decline, fornication, drunkenness, and licentiousness.
- Wanton shoplifting and other merchandise theft that verges on wholesale looting.
- A spike in urban crime.
- Strongly-biased mass media outlets. (As recognized even by leftists.)
- Strongly-biased public schools and universities.
- Glorification of Gang Culture.
- The Deepening Blue State/Red State Divide.
- Slovenly and Immodest Attire.
- Protracted Foreign Wars, Overseas Troop Deployments, and International Meddling.
- Rampant illegal immigration.