Some 56 percent of voters say things are “going to hell in a hand-basket.” It was 57 percent a year ago and 58 percent in 2014.
Only someone living in a cave – in a padded cell – under a gigantic boulder – doesn’t watch the news or is an idiot, will disagree with Dana’s statement.
I have been around for a few decades. I never remember the world being in such a state of disarray and turmoil. Everyone hates everyone – patriotism is in the shitter – kids are being lead down the wrong path by some piss poor celebs who set bad examples – the family unity is non-existent – gangs are on a killing and criminal rampage – some schools and colleges have imbeciles running them that hire the worst of the worst for teachers that are corrupting our kids minds – the crime rate is at a level as we have never seen before – terrorism is off the charts – friction between countries are waiting to do a Mt. Vesuvius, wanting to annihilate one another. That is just the tip of the iceberg. What are the supposed leaders of the world doing about it? They are sitting there with their thumb where the sun does not shine, acting like 2nd graders arguing about anything and every thing, except the right things that can help turn these eminent disastrous situations around.
Anyone that can claim or thinks the world is in A OK shape and are not concerned about the future, need to go lay down on a couch, talk to some shrink that is nuttier than they are and start facing reality.
The saddest part of this entire scenario, these types of activities or behavior have become so accepted/ingrained in our society where we don’t even get shocked any more when we see someone getting beheaded. The whole world has become anesthetized to tragedies and accept them as part of their everyday routine. What used to make front page news is hardly even noticed anymore.
I am not a nut case, sensationalist or a pessimistic person that looks at the world negatively; I am a realist. I see that a little by little just about everything that was once held scared in our society is slowly being disintegrated.
Morality – decency – patriotism – respect for others – honesty – integrity – being loyal to one another are just some of the negatives that are pulling this country and world apart.
The people in high places that are elected or are in a role model capacity are worse than the people they should be setting the examples for. Instead of mankind helping mankind, they are throwing anchors at each-other instead of life jackets when we are drowning.
I would say to Dana Blanton; she hit the nail on the head. Sadly, the people that should be concerned, elected officials, heads of government, parents, civic leaders, off the wall celebs, are too consumed by themselves, they do not or will not see the handwriting on the wall. If they did what they should be doing, they could make a significant difference. The only time we hear from them is when their ratings are going down and they want to get their faces back in the news. The what do they do, cuss out PDT, kneel when they should be standing or get out of a limo with their legs spread. Tell me I am wrong.
Always remember the fall of the Roman Empire. It was the most powerful empire in the world. If we look back in history, the only thing that is different between then and now, we dress a little different and back then they were riding in chariots, now we are riding in rocket ships. The rest is all virtually the same. Greed – ego – insatiable appetite to control the world – dishonest governments – every man for them self – self absorbed politicians – countries with psychotic leaders with their finer in the button. That is the good news.
The Fall of the Western Roman Empire was the process of decline in the Western Roman Empire in which it failed to enforce its rule, and its vast territory was divided into several successor polities. Wikipedia
Maybe it is possible that the people in this world who live with a blanket over their heads or are looking at the world’s conditions through a kaleidoscope are a lot smarter then I am. BUT; I would rather see the guy swinging the baseball bat at my head, instead of blind-sided. If I see my attacker coming, possibly I can take corrective actions to counter attack. If I am blind sides; sayonara.
I can guarantee one thing; if the world’s leaders and the world population do not start co-operating with each other and get these affairs in order; we have seen nothing yet; optimistically speaking.
Yes, the world is going to hell in a hand-basket.
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