Our final destination on the Titanic sinking of the American Empire is the devaluing of human life.
Since World War II America has been in at least 37 nations fighting wars (against whom and for what?) and has caused approximately 20 million deaths to for people living inside the war zones outside of the United States.
The number of war deaths of Americans since its inception stands at approximately 1.1 million.
A staggering number of modern United States Veteran deaths by suicide since the fighting in the Middle East after 9/11 is more than its combat deaths during those wars. (But these wars are “good” wars?)
Another way the American experience devalues human life is how it treats its children. More than half of all American marriages end in divorce. The staggering statistics on children raised in single-parent households tells the tale of what impact that has on the children involved in those divorced households.
Children living in single-parent households are 200% more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems than those in two-parent households. 80% of psychiatric hospitalizations are children and people raised in single-parent households. Across the board children in SP households are worse off. Grades, truancy, substance abuse issues, criminality, teen pregnancy rate, the aforementioned psychological issues, ET AL. are all worse when a child is raised in a single-parent household. (But we love our children.)
Two final notes about the devaluing of human life are controversial. Assisted suicide, which some would argue is necessary and needed, as well as abortion being a choice that a mother should make are demeaning examples of how Americans view life.
The pictured crazy-eye doctor is Jack Kervorkian, a euthanasia provider and proponent, who claimed to have killed at least 130 people during his reign of terror in the 1990s. Say what you will about someone who is suffering who chooses to kill themselves, but regardless it is a devaluing of humanity when we commit such acts.
And the issue that will probably get me pilloried for speaking out about is the hot-button issue of abortion. Since it became legal in 1973, abortion has ended the life of at least 50 million children.
The comic is one of an America abortion doctor named Kermit Gosnell who recently went to prison after his acts were brought to light. He is said to have done abortions on babies that were “big enough to walk around with me or walk me to the bus stop” (his words) just before severing their spinal cord with a pair of scissors. This is the extremes of what abortion providers do as most abortions are early-stage deaths. But even so, I ask to you, those who feel like abortion is proper if you’ve seen an abortion taking place or seen the tiny body parts of aborted fetuses? Personally, before I’d seen anything related to abortion I was Pro-choice. After, I see it as barbaric, a war against children, and an essence of what America has become: brutal and mindless.
Concluding thoughts by EOB on Thursday of this week.