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Is The US Becoming A Third World Nation?

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

This is a chart of an informal kleptocracy which cloaks itself in the faux finery of democracy and a (rigged) "market" economy.

Back in the day, nations that didn't qualify as either developed (First World) or developing (Second World) were by default Third World, impoverished, corrupt and what we now refer to as failed states--governments that were incapable of improving the lives of their people and the machinery of governance, generally as a result of corruption and self-serving elites, i.e. kleptocracies.

Is the U.S. slipping into Third World status? While many scoff at the very question, others citing the rise of homelessness, entrenched pockets of abject poverty and the decaying state of infrastructure might nod "yes."

These are not uniquely Third World problems, they're symptoms of a status quo that's fast losing First World capabilities.

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Although I respect this author greatly, I would honestly suggest, that the Unhinged, Surveilled State of Amerika, is already a third world, failed nation.

As a Christian pacifist activist, I cannot, ever, endorse violence as a way of "fixing this", although there are some movements in this county, Antifa most specifically, who fervently believe this to be a remedy to all this country's ills.

A Communist & Anarchist Movement That Explicitly Endorses Violence, Antifa is a revolutionary Marxist/anarchist militia movement that seeks to bring down the United States by means of violence and intimidation. As a September 2017 report in The Atlantic notes, Antifa is responsible for “a level of sustained political street warfare not seen in the U.S. …

I thoroughly believe that the only things which can possibly save this country, will be a return to both fact, and to pragmatism.

And the first issue I feel we, as a nation, need to address, is the cost, both to states and the Federal Government, of illegal immigration.

We, both as a country, and as individuals, tend to have "big hearts", and want to be kind and compassionate to those less fortunate than ourselves; but unfortunately, we have reached a tipping point of nearly no return, regarding illegal immigration.

And as Mike frequently mentions, illegal is neither a race, nor an ethnic stereotype; it is a status of not living in this country legally.

And one must ask, why, within certain circles, is this being "pushed" as the unavoidable "new normal" for this country?!?

The answer is very easy to understand. IF illegal aliens are not only granted free admission to this country, but are also allowed to vote as illegals, without having to show proof of citizenship, they will then skew election results to such a degree, that Americans will be forced to live under a one-party rule in perpetuam.

This will not be a "democratic republic"; this will be a "hard dictatorship", recognizable by both its methods, and its goals.

And post-election, what will happen to these people?!? They will be collectively "thrown under the proverbial bus" and treated as totally irrelevant, by the party encouraging them to vote illegally, because they "no longer matter, once the election is over."

This is all about political power, and the maintaining of that political power, no matter the consequences for the rest of us. Many of these people who migrate illegally, come with zero job skills, for what it will take to work in this country, and are also completely illiterate in English.

So how is this currently "Thirdworldastan culture" manifesting in some of our once-great cities, which used to be the envy of the world?!?

Typhoid Fever, Typhus & Tuberculosis: Are L.A.'s Medieval Diseases Coming To Your City?

Diseased Streets

Seattle Stinks

Although I have to hold my nose at some of the more Draconian elements of Australian immigration law, there is one thing the Ozzies have understood correctly; citizenship, should be looked on as a gift, and a privilege for those being invited to become Australian citizens, and therefore is based on a merit system. These people understand that they must adhere to the laws of their adoptive country; this way, Australia gets "the best of the best of the best", in terms of immigration candidates, both in terms of language skills, and professional capabilities.

So I must ask myself, since when has asking for the best possible candidates for US immigration become some kind of a crime in this country?!?

Because such a desire for excellent immigration candidates, has been transmogrified into a "crime", by the same people who absolutely, could not get over the results of the 2016 election, when all they could offer up as a Presidential candidate was a completely tone-deaf woman, and had more baggage than does Kim Kardashian on a photo-shoot.

And how is their "circular firing squad" doing ahead of the 2020 elections?!?
By how it is qualifying participation in the next Television debate, Tulsi Gabbard is asking for the selection process to be changed, because if not, she will be excluded from the next debate: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s presidential campaign is calling on the Democratic National Committee to revise its list of debate qualifying polls in an effort to help the Hawaii Congresswoman qualify for the upcoming third DNC debate hosted by ABC News

And why would the Dems want her out of the debate?!? Is it, perhaps, because she is a Veteran who has seen combat, and is waaaay to "pro-peace" to satiate the financial desires of the US's military industrial complex?!? BINGO!! I am sensing, at this point of the campaign, we are looking at Biden Vs/ Trump, and President Trump could very well win handily.

And concerning Illegal immigration, the US government also needs to learn to use foreign aid as both a carrot and a stick, encouraging foreign countries to take better care of their own people, with some absolutely verifiable "yardsticks" check by American officials, and if monies are siphoned away by that countries' oligarchs, that aid stops, period, end of discussion.

The other issue is the appalling state of American education; literacy, logic, and numeracy, have been replaced by goose-stepping conformancy, and a vomiting forth of the sound-bites they have been trained to do vomit, rather than being able to think clearly, and independently, about the logic, or illogic of any statement.

The success of private schools, in teaching these values intelligently, is a known fact; so why will public schools not amend their teaching methods to achieve the same outcomes?!?

Because, at this point in its history (yet another symptom of American decline), the US government wants "sheeple" who will believe every bit of codswallop it tries to ram down people's throats, in order to get them to accept everything it says, no matter if it has any relationship with reality, or not.

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