“What are we turning into?”
The despair/hopelessness that plagued the urban underclass for decades has spread into the middle class as an increasing number of young Americans realize they have no future; you see it with the rise in teen pregnancy, drug abuse, body piercings/tattoos, and driving at 170 mph atop a speeding little machine.
These are America’s next generation of Dem voters, reliant on welfare and food stamps as a replacement for the jobs their parents used to work.
What are we turning into?
Well, in large part the war on union jobs has been won. At least manufacturing unions. (government unions are growing)
Now the jobs are gone. Horrayy! We won! (looking around at the rubble)
Problem is, that just means now, more people cannot support themselves.
So democrats gained votes, in the process.
fast bikes has nothing to do with the collapse of the nation
i’m 54 and folks ran more from the cops for speeding back then than now
today it’s choppers and radios in every car...very difficult
kids just do it for poor judgement or because they can...it doesn’t mean they will be socialists..all my old cafe riding buddies from the 70s and early 80s who often ran too grew into hardcore banglist righties by aged 30 without exception
actually in my day of 55 speed limit it was an act of defiance
and defy I did...proudly
back then if you were clever you could do it....especially in rural areas off interstates
not recommending it
i outran cops in Oxford MS with my girlfriend on the back..in about 10 seconds...parked the bike behind a pals house and we walked to the square
i agree on the tattoo-piercings though...and teen pregnancy...but I’m not sure it’s because they see no future...this has been going on way back thru good and bad economies
the self mutilation is a “self esteem look at me” issue I think..or maybe “cut me..my folks didn’t want me and I feel awkward”...
drug abuse has been here for 45 years..and was pervasive in my Dazed and Confused generation...the use numbers in some ways are actually down and crack has fallen way off
meth is declining slowly but what has jumped is middle aged abuse of pain killers...not question of that...it has supplanted meth in the rural south to some degree
where the youth have truly collapsed...white youth that is...is that they simply cannot digest race in an honest manner...most folks under 45 are completely assimilated by the Sameness Borg