Altruism Has Been Obliterated
The primary theme of Christianity is compassion toward's one's fellow man. It's highly debatable whether or not this species is capable of any such thing on a systematic basis, nevertheless that has been the consistent message for two thousand years. The competing ideology of course is concern for one's self. This of course is not an ideology at all, it's an instinct no different than a dog taking a shit on the front yard. However, under the auspice of Ayn Rand's junk philosophy of "rational self-interest", the philosophy of self-interest went into overdrive in the past three decades as the charts all over this blog show unambiguously, like these ones - A Conspiracy of Dunces. Now, I don't expect the Lost Boys of the Idiocracy to understand any of what I am saying here, because they are barely capable of looking after themselves much less anyone else. The measure of a man used to what he did for others, now it has been dwindled down to whether or not he can move out of his parent's house by age 35. That said, historically, overriding concern for self has been deemed strictly the domain of children and refugees and not a philosophy to be venerated by a brain-clogged Idiocracy. Therefore, as this entire clusterfucked experiment lurches towards oblivion we can chalk this era up to just a very bad experiment in what happens when the cult of the individual goes into full overdrive. Other nations take note, because this is a cautionary tale for any country that attempts to pursue this "philosophy". To be expected, there are copious disinformers now trying to blame socialism for the downfall of the U.S. The people advancing these self-serving theories were the ones mostly responsible for inflicting mortal damage to their own nation. The truth of course is that the U.S. is still the least socialized of the developed nations and yet at this juncture the most economically dysfunctional this side of Spain and Greece. Were it not for a unique ability to print money on demand - conferred by the dollar's reserve currency status - the U.S. economy would have collapsed a long time ago. The U.S. is currently printing money at a rate of 6% of GDP, with a 2% economic "growth" rate. So only a dunce or an economist really assumes the economy is out of recession. These last ditch attempts to introduce "socialism" into the U.S. via foodstamps and Obamacare are like trying to pump water out of the Titanic. They've delayed rioting by weeks and months, that's all.