The United States finds itself in the midst of an opiate crisis the likes of which the country has never before seen in its history. The crisis was unleashed upon the public in the early 2000s as a result of unethical doctors who grossly violated their Hippocratic oath. And before that, they were indoctrinated during medical school by major pharmaceutical companies to prescribe addictive opioid painkillers at alarmingly high rates to patients who never needed them in the first place. Taking full advantage of the population’s trust, the doctors turned good, hardworking Americans into opioid addicts and junkies overnight. It doesn’t get any more nefarious and evil than that.
When the members of a society are unable to trust its doctors, who can they trust? If this isn’t a glaring sign of intense societal decay and toxic decadence, I don’t know what is. Today, opiate-related overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., surpassing peak annual deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents, guns, and HIV infection. According to a report carried out by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), more Americans perished from drug overdoses in 2016 than the number of American lives lost in the entire Vietnam War – which totaled 58,200. In the year 2017, opioid overdoses killed more than 45,000 Americans. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50. The disturbing trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down either.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, America’s overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and escalating across demographic groups. Furthermore, leading researchers and experts in the field suggest that the death toll from opioids could continue to climb for years to come—a dismal prospect. There appears to be no end in sight for this crisis. If deaths continue to occur at similar rates as today among the same younger demographic of Americans (i.e. millennials and gen z’ers), we could be looking at the numbers of those younger generations drastically reduced in ways only seen as a result of massive armed military conflicts. If the leftists think they’ll be able to enjoy their precious social security entitlements, they’re going to need to take drastic measures to address this problem or they may find themselves in a situation where they lack a population of taxable earners large enough to pay for their entitlements.
On the other hand, the left could continue to do what they’ve done for years: import massive numbers of 3rd world immigrant workers to replace the younger native European population. Although this may be a winning strategy for placing Democrat candidates into public office, it’s hard to envision an ill-conceived plan like this producing anything more than a permanent underclass entirely reliant on government assistance. With coffers responsible for funding social welfare and insurance programs already stretched so dangerously thin that numerous trustees have forecasted that social security funds will run out in 2034, those on any sort of government funded fixed-income entitlement program like social security (i.e. the baby boomers) may very well find themselves in a highly precarious financial situation in which they brought upon themselves.
So, there you have it. Despite the clear and copious signs and symptoms of societal disintegration which I have outlined in the above paragraphs, many on the left arrogantly assert that things are moving along just fine in America—with the exception of Trump being the president, of course. The materialistic and greedy nature, destructive ignorance, extremist neoliberalism, narcissism, decadence, selfishness and pernicious arrogance of the baby boomer generation has lead this country to ruin – and continues to do so at a terrifying rate.