Anxiety 'epidemic' brewing on college campuses, researchers find

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The number of 18- to 26-year-old students who report suffering from anxiety disorder has doubled since 2008, perhaps as a result of rising financial stress and increased time spent on digital devices, according to preliminary findings released Thursday by a team of UC Berkeley researchers.

The percentage of all students nationally who reported being diagnosed with or treated for disorder climbed from 10 percent in 2008 to 20 percent in 2018, according to the findings by a research team led by Richard Scheffler, a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy and School of Public Health.

Rates of anxiety disorder grew at higher rates for students who identified as transgender, Latinx and black, and they increased the closer all students got to graduation.

"It is what I am calling a 'new epidemic,' and that the data supports using that term, on college campuses," Scheffler said. "We need a heightened national awareness of this very serious epidemic."

Scheffler and his team examined nine years of data from the annual student National College Health Assessment survey and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth—two nationwide examinations of student well-being. The group also conducted 45-minute interviews with 30 UC Berkeley students who identified as suffering from anxiety.

While Scheffler said he cannot firmly establish the causes for the rise in anxiety, he found strong correlations between anxiety disorder and financial instability, the amount of leisure time spent on and the level of education attained by a young adult's mother.

"The correlations and the data are pretty powerful," he said.

Specifically, the findings show that:

  • Young adults who come from families that have trouble paying bills are 2.7 times more likely to have anxiety than students who come from families that have no difficulty paying bills.
  • Young adults who spend more than 20 hours of leisure time per week on digital devices were 53 percent more likely to have anxiety than young adults who spend fewer than 5 hours a week on digital devices.
  • Young adults with mothers who had at least an undergraduate degree had a 45 percent greater chance of having anxiety than young adults whose mothers had less than a college degree. The surveys used in the analysis did not ask about the fathers' level of education.

Scheffler also found that anxiety is associated with other serious problems beyond the overwhelming feelings of worry or nervousness associated with the disorder.

A student with anxiety is 3.2 times more likely to abuse alcohol or drugs, the findings show. Other negative outcomes correlated with anxiety included increased probability of having been sexually assaulted or attempting suicide.

All factors being equal, Scheffler also found that between 2008 and 2014, with anxiety earned 11 percent less than those without anxiety.

"Anxiety has really very dire consequences for these students," Scheffler said. "That's a lot of pain and suffering."

Scheffler, who joined Berkeley's faculty in 1981, said he first began thinking about student anxiety 10 years ago, when he looked out at the 100 students in his lecture hall and saw faces stricken with worry.

"More than half the students were not looking at me, they were looking at their phones or their computers," Scheffler said. "I told everyone to turn their phones off and put their computers away. I had four or five students who were so addicted, they could not do it. I actually had to go and take their phones away from them."

"I said to myself, 'You know, something's going on here,'" he added. "That was the beginning. And then I watched for several years."

While Scheffler doesn't make policy recommendations in his preliminary findings, he said the first step in dealing with the rise in anxiety is increasing awareness among faculty and college administrators.

"I want the faculty and the university leadership here at Berkeley and across the country to know that this epidemic is out there, and they need to understand it," he said. "The students need help."

To that end, the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans, a research center affiliated with the Goldman School of Public Policy, is hosting a panel discussion on the findings Thursday afternoon that will feature Chancellor Carol Christ, leaders and UC Berkeley health system administrators.

"We know that Millennials and GenZ are experiencing anxiety like no previous generation," said Sarah Swanbeck, the executive director of the institute. "While there's a lot we still don't know about what's causing the spike in anxiety disorder, this report highlights that the problem is actually getting worse. It's an important signal to college administrators that much more must be done to tackle this issue."

Scheffler will present his findings and hopes the audience of deans, counselors, students and program coordinators will take his message to heart.


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Apr 19, 2019
There have been revolutionary changes in US society since the 50s. Perhaps not all of these changes were for the better. We think that society is evolving when it really is decaying.

Apr 19, 2019
The colleges are enabling and encouraging this dysfunction by creating "Safe Zones" and by not allowing dissenting speech on campus. The participation trophy generation has not been prepared to deal with the stresses of normal everyday life and the result is anxiety and depression.

Apr 19, 2019
In addition to all that increased anxiety that is caused by "possible" financial problems, such as Student Loans that will have to be paid back; the encouragement to behave immaturely and to avoid responsibility for one's own actions; as well as having a parent(s) from the hippy generation or later, who may themselves been raised to expect ENTITLEMENTS and SOCIAL JUSTICE and had passed such 'values' and expectations on to their offspring, there is also the anxiety of "What Is It All For?".
Intellectual achievement is often coupled with the removal of the belief in a higher power that is the Creator God, with the encouragement from educators to regard atheism or agnosticism as the "freedom of the Intellect" where any other thought that is in regard to the alternatives of a Far Superiour Mind that is in control of the Universe - is wholly unacceptable.
Without an alternative to believe in that gives Solace and Love in times of need, students wonder, "Is This All There Is"?

Apr 19, 2019
The anxiety epidemic is nationwide, not just on college campuses. People of all types are scared to death what the people on the other side of their personal political leaning is going to do next. And, in my opinion, rightfully so.

Apr 19, 2019
Loathing and hatred of Conservative values are being taught at every level of our educational system. People like this are teaching our college students.

https://www.breit...ighters/

Yes he has mental problems but if he did not do this he would still be teaching the hatred to our students.

Apr 19, 2019
The anxiety epidemic is nationwide, not just on college campuses. People of all types are scared to death what the people on the other side of their personal political leaning is going to do next. And, in my opinion, rightfully so.


That's what gets the clicks: fear, rage, etc. The relationship we have with machines is we manipulate them, humans we relate with. However when relating to humans through machines, both get mixed.

Apr 20, 2019
As someone in this age group, let me list a few of the reasons:

- we believe our futures are worse than our present due to climate change
- our data is being used to exploit us against our will, and the system is impossible to escape
- our governments are horrendously corrupt
- there is great (and legitimate) fear of AI and AI-driven weapons being used on us in the future
- we are essentially forced to take student loans and live a life of debt-slavery, or be locked out of the economy
- we are better educated than previous generations and know how to fix the problems, but the uneducated elderly have the levers of power in a deathgrip

Does this help?

Edit: You know what is really offensive? "the encouragement to behave immaturely and to avoid responsibility for one's own actions"

In case you haven't noticed, my generation is fucking GRIM. We are working to the bone for pennies. Take your entitlement somewhere else.

Apr 20, 2019
As someone in this age group, let me list a few of the reasons:

- we believe our futures are worse than our present due to climate change
- our data is being used to exploit us against our will, and the system is impossible to escape
- our governments are horrendously corrupt
- there is great (and legitimate) fear of AI and AI-driven weapons being used on us in the future
- we are essentially forced to take student loans and live a life of debt-slavery, or be locked out of the economy
- we are better educated than previous generations and know how to fix the problems, but the uneducated elderly have the levers of power in a deathgrip
says axemaster

- Climate change (AGW) happens. You can always insist on going back to the world of 2000 yrs ago. But not everyone would agree to that.
- Data? Consider firing Zuckerberg and other data miners.
- The Democrat Party and a few Republicans are corrupt
- Again, Dem Party bigwigs and MSM are prepping the US for Socialism

Apr 20, 2019
-contd-
@axemaster
Consider this: Venezuelans voted for Communists to run their country - first Chavez, then Maduro - and they got what they voted for. Now they are crying the blues while starvation, totalitarianism, Communism, authoritarianism, horrible economy is now their lot. I don't feel sorry for them. They voted for evil and they got evil. They deserve what they voted for.
The same thing will happen in the US if, in the next election, Americans vote for the Socialists/Communists and give them the power and control over American lives. When that happens, Democracy is dead. No more voting in elections for your favorite candidate, whether Dem or GOP. It will be taken out of your generation's hands.
I laugh to hear Republicans and Conservatives being called Nazi by your generation. The Soviet Union was 10X worse than the Nazis in WW2.
But your generation will likely give your votes to the Dems and then reap what you have sowed. Because you don't learn from History.

Apr 20, 2019
As someone in this age group,

Edit: You know what is really offensive? "the encouragement to behave immaturely and to avoid responsibility for one's own actions"

In case you haven't noticed, my generation is fucking GRIM. We are working to the bone for pennies. Take your entitlement somewhere else.
says axemaster

The young of EVERY generation feels the same way. Your parents and each gen that came before them have had their misgivings and anxiety over their future. Although YOU may think that YOU are unique in these feelings - you aren't.
The term "SNOWFLAKE" was coined to describe YOUR generation's behaviours and demands to be treated as though they needed 'special treatment/consideration' from adults. Thus, the reason for "safe spaces" at University campuses while complaining about conceived racist and bigotry toward them when there was none. It is mostly a product of the MIND and not much can be done about it. Anxiety wins out against Reality.

Apr 20, 2019
@Surveillance_Egg_Unit

The moment you bring up Venezuela, Communism, Soviet Union, etc. This is when you show yourself to be completely brainwashed. I'll let you in on something. EVERYBODY knows about and understands these examples. It isn't some secret that conservatives have figured out. THERE ISN'T A SINGLE PERSON who wants to follow in the footsteps of those disasters.

So you can rant and rave about how the evil libruls want to drag you to Venezuela or whatever, but just be aware that you are stark raving mad. You are attacking people and positions who literally don't even exist.

Meanwhile you and your insane ideological gibberish are standing in the way of anyone fixing the extremely serious problems that America does actually have. Problems like people going broke from hospital bills, young people drowning in student debt, our electoral system being nearly inoperable, climate change, the opioid crisis, the unbelievably high murder rate, and all the rest of it.

Apr 20, 2019
In case you haven't noticed, my generation is fucking GRIM. We are working to the bone for pennies. Take your entitlement somewhere else.


Working to the bone has been done by all the previous generations of Homo Sapiens since humans found it necessary to take care of themselves and their families in order to SURVIVE. There is NOTHING NEW under the Sun.
If you expect to raise your salary up from mere pennies, you MUST acquire an education in a field in which you could be MOST proficient, and where you are considered to be a VALUABLE worker, no matter what the job is.
If you can only be a street cleaner, then BE the BEST street cleaner that you can be. If you're a scientist, BE the Best at that job also. Your opinion of yourself isn't quite as important as the opinion of your employer in the job market.
Someday, even YOU might become wealthy. That's why it is unwise to be dead-set against honestly acquired wealth and Market Capitalism.

Apr 20, 2019
The young of EVERY generation feels the same way. Your parents and each gen that came before them have had their misgivings and anxiety over their future. Although YOU may think that YOU are unique in these feelings - you aren't.


Actually, if you cared enough to look at the hard data, you would find that we are MASSIVELY disadvantaged compared to your generation. Accounting for inflation and the cost of living, young people in 1970's were making a salary 3x higher than young people today.

You wonder why young people today can't afford a house, a car, college, anything? That's why. The average person born today won't be able to even START getting a house until they are 50 years old.

Apr 20, 2019
If you expect to raise your salary up from mere pennies, you MUST acquire an education in a field in which you could be MOST proficient, and where you are considered to be a VALUABLE worker, no matter what the job is.
If you can only be a street cleaner, then BE the BEST street cleaner that you can be. If you're a scientist, BE the Best at that job also. Your opinion of yourself isn't quite as important as the opinion of your employer in the job market.
Someday, even YOU might become wealthy. That's why it is unwise to be dead-set against honestly acquired wealth and Market Capitalism.


What you are fundamentally failing to understand, is that this equation of success doesn't exist in the USA anymore. The game has completely changed since you were young. And that is why young people are turning against capitalism.

Apr 20, 2019
@Surveillance_Egg_Unit

Meanwhile you and your insane ideological gibberish are standing in the way of anyone fixing the extremely serious problems that America does actually have. Problems like people going broke from hospital bills, young people drowning in student debt, our electoral system being nearly inoperable, climate change, the opioid crisis, the unbelievably high murder rate, and all the rest of it.
says axemaster

1. Problems like people going broke from hospital bills
- Obamacare aka Affordable Care ACT (ACA) became the law within the 8 years that Barack Obama was POTUS

2. young people drowning in student debt
- The elitism of University educators are responsible for the high cost of tuition, etc.

3. our electoral system being nearly inoperable
- How so? Elections are done every few years. The Dems have taken over control of the House of Representatives. Are you saying that is not good?

4. the opioid crisis
- Drug cartels and idiots buying the drugs

Apr 20, 2019
If you expect to raise your salary up from mere pennies, you MUST acquire an education in a field in which you could be MOST proficient, and where you are considered to be a VALUABLE worker, no matter what the job is.
If you can only be a street cleaner, then BE the BEST street cleaner that you can be. If you're a scientist, BE the Best at that job also. Your opinion of yourself isn't quite as important as the opinion of your employer in the job market.
Someday, even YOU might become wealthy. That's why it is unwise to be dead-set against honestly acquired wealth and Market Capitalism.


What you are fundamentally failing to understand, is that this equation of success doesn't exist in the USA anymore. The game has completely changed since you were young. And that is why young people are turning against capitalism.
says axemaster

Of course it has changed, but the rules still stand re: education and a salary commensurate with skills. So now you want Socialism?

Apr 20, 2019
@axemaster

Market Capitalism is the BEST method of generating wealth for any nation. A good example is China and their resolute embrace of Capitalism for the improvement of their economy, in spite of it being a fully Communist dictatorship. The Chinese are one of the western nations' biggest competitors for the world market and the wealth it can offer.
"Socialism is fine until you run out of other people's money" - Lady Margaret Thatcher.
Think of what that means.
Your generation might be able to introduce full-blown Socialism into the US, with the help of the SNOWFLAKES and their anxiety. And when and IF that happens, you will be taking part in the ending of FREEDOM, the US CONSTITUTIONAL LAWS, and the sacred trust that the American citizens once had for their elected officials. Your will against theirs and their Socialist/Communist revolution.

Apr 20, 2019
the rules still stand re: education and a salary commensurate with skills


This is the part that is no longer true. We are not getting a salary commensurate with our skills - our "true value" salaries are on average 1/3 of what people were getting when you were young. For our generation, there is no path to success. We are in permanent, inescapable debt. We would have to work literally 24 hours a day, never sleeping, never eating, to just break even with the average person of 40-50 years ago.

So you tell me, should we accept a system that is guaranteed to completely destroy our lives? My older brother's lives have already been ruined by this. I have NO INTENTION of following suit.

Fundamentally, things are like this because the wealth inequality has grown to an unacceptable level. The obvious solution is to levy extremely high taxes on the wealthy - as was commonplace during the more prosperous eras of US history. The US was Socialist during 1930-1970, and it will be again.

Apr 20, 2019
" THERE ISN'T A SINGLE PERSON who wants to follow in the footsteps of those disasters." Oh yes there is, plenty are in love with AOC and the like.

All of your problems are traceable to a corrupt educational system!!!
Schools raise tuition BECAUSE of the availability of student loans. Then they charge excessive fees so you can sit in a auditorium filled with 300 others and be indoctrinated instead of educated.
They do NOT teach the skills needed in business or help with career guidance.

Lastly for 16 years the educational system brainwashed you with socialism and the AGW hoax to the point that you now find life to be meaningless.

Apr 20, 2019
Oh yes there is, plenty are in love with AOC and the like

AOC has immense popularity with my generation. But you've been told a lot of lies about her political positions. She is not advocating anything beyond obvious common sense.

Schools raise tuition BECAUSE of the availability of student loans

This is probably true.

indoctrinated instead of educated... Lastly for 16 years the educational system brainwashed you with socialism and the AGW hoax to the point that you now find life to be meaningless

This is total BS. The education system is working exactly the same as it always has. However, the conservative politics have veered so far into lunatic territory that you guys think that education is indoctrination.

Also, as a scientist/researcher at MIT, I can't even describe to you how frustrating it is that people are still saying AGW is a hoax. It literally blows my mind with how stupid/brainwashed a person would have to be to believe this.

Apr 20, 2019
Oh yea, I forgot to add this: If you are a male you are worse than superfluous you are now toxic!

Apr 20, 2019
Oh yea, I forgot to add this: If you are a male you are worse than superfluous you are now toxic!

I agree that this is BS. Fortunately it is a very fringe thing on the left.

Apr 20, 2019
Ax so you are a researcher at MIT and say "She is not advocating anything beyond obvious common sense."! There is not much more that I can say about the divide in this country. Now we both are depressed!!!!

Apr 20, 2019
If a system of taxation similar to Europe is socialism according to the Fox News crowd, then so be it. It's going to happen with or without your participation. The Republicans will need millennials soon because the elderly are dying off and our generation is becoming more involved politically. Donald Trump being elected to the White House again will ensure that a Republican will not be re-elected for many years to come. And I hate to break it to you, but the Earth is not the center of the world; the Bible was written by a man who obviously didn't know that the heavens was packed with billions of planets in our galaxy and trillions of galaxies as far as the eye can see. That is proof that any god has no time to focus on loving you, he or she is busy operating a universe. The sooner these evangelical types obsessed with cultural issues go to Israel permanently, the better.

Apr 20, 2019
@MR166
Since you are skeptical, let's list her positions:

- in favor of single-payer Medicare for All
- tuition-free college (hugely popular in my generation)
- guaranteed family leave
- preventing mentally ill people from buying guns
- LGBTQ equality under the law
- climate change is an urgent threat
- opposes splitting up migrant families
- wants to end privatization of prisons

And most to your point:

Ocasio-Cortez rejects the state socialist politics and economics of Cuba, the USSR and Venezuela, and favors mixed-economy policies that "most closely resemble what we see in the U.K., in Norway, in Finland, in Sweden"

Now please explain to me, how are these very sensible proposals going to lead us to our doom?

Apr 20, 2019
"Endowments
Endowment funds of the 20 colleges and universities with the largest endowments, by rank order: Fiscal year (FY) 2015
Institution Rank order1 Market value of endowment (in thousands of dollars)
United States, all institutions $533,105,732
Harvard University (MA) 1 36,429,256
Yale University (CT) 2 23,858,561"

Meanwhile our universities are claiming that socialism and a free college education are the cure for the US! These are tax free of course.

Apr 20, 2019
@MR166
Since you are skeptical, let's list her positions:

in favor of single-payer Medicare for All
- for which YOUR salary will be taxed as heavily as though you were wealthy. SOMEONE has to pay the medical professional salaries.

tuition-free college (hugely popular in my generation)
- for which YOUR salary will be taxed heavily. SOMEONE has to PAY the teaching professionals.

guaranteed family leave
- nothing can be guaranteed.

preventing mentally ill people from buying guns
- is already the Law

LGBTQ equality under the law
- is already the Law

climate change is an urgent threat
- so stop driving your car, heating your house & cooking your food

opposes splitting up migrant families
- that was done under the Obama admin & children put in cages

wants to end privatization of prisons
says axe

- When you do the crime - you have to do the time. Using prison labour helps to offset the expenses of prisoner's food, etc. Even California knows this.

Apr 20, 2019
"In case you haven't noticed, my generation is fucking GRIM."

"We are working to the bone for pennies. "

"we believe our futures are worse than our present due to climate change"

Dude, my generation used to practice "duck and cover" drills in grade school. Our parents where advised to dig bomb shelters. Even AOC gives you at least 11 years, we were told the world could end in nuclear annihilation within 30 minutes. Dozens of nukes were exploding in atmospheric tests, radiation was everywhere. We were warned not to drink rainwater or eat the snow.

I worked for pennies for over 12 years, finally wised up and got an education, still I couldn't afford to buy a house until age 34. Now I own my house and have been happily retired since age 60.

Grow a pair and face the world, you are the most coddled and pampered generation in human history.

Apr 20, 2019
And most to your point:

Ocasio-Cortez rejects the state socialist politics and economics of Cuba, the USSR and Venezuela, and favors mixed-economy policies that "most closely resemble what we see in the U.K., in Norway, in Finland, in Sweden"

Now please explain to me, how are these very sensible proposals going to lead us to our doom?
says axe

You are not up-to-date. The USSR was dissolved in ~1989 under Gorbachev, then Yeltsin. The State Socialist political systems and economies of both Cuba and Venezuela have failed and Ocasio-Cortez knows this very well. So of course she is against THEIR brand of Socialism.
The US is a melting pot of all different ethnicities, races & political thought, etc. While in Finland, Sweden and Norway, what do we find? Why, the vast majority are Finns, Swedes and Norwegians with very few "others". So that their people have 2 things in common - ethnicity and race. Thus, they tend toward Socialism as an agreed-upon Collective & heavily taxed.

Apr 20, 2019
It is clear to anyone paying attention that bombs and armies are yesterday's weapons. The weapon of choice in the 21st century is mass immigration and the dilution of western culture. The plan is to destabilize western governments by overloading the social welfare systems and to cause a financial collapse that eliminates the middle class. In the ensuing apocalypse the .1% will form the One World Government and grant you the freedoms that they wish to grant.

If you doubt this just read the writings of Columbia Professors Cloward and Piven.

Apr 20, 2019
The usual AGW denialists lunes blaming everything on the left gets very tiring after a while. This site attracts a disproportionate number somehow.

They should be ignored.

Apr 20, 2019
MR166 is correct.
Most American citizens are not aware that the vast majority of the "White race" aka Caucasians or Caucasoids are scheduled to be either bred out or eliminated, and replaced by non-Whites from south-of-the-border nations. These, and the remaining Black-Americans will, in turn, become the NEW SLAVES for the New World Order as it replaces the present-day governments by stealth.
The only White people remaining will be those who had helped/assisted the NWO to come into power over the nations and their citizens. It will be a World Without Borders and private ownership of property will be disallowed.
It begins with Socialism and then goes on into full-blown Communism. AGW will be one of the motivating factors for moving into the elimination of Market Capitalism, as the 'singular world economy' will be the economics of the future.

Apr 20, 2019
AGW is just another arrow in the quiver of the people trying to destroy western economies. Trillions have been spent on plans to reduce Co2 emissions and nothing has been accomplished except making Al Gore the first green movement billionaire.

Not just the US Egg, Europe is solidly in the cross hairs also.

Apr 20, 2019
And, axemaster and his generation will help the New World Order and its leaders to gain much influence and power, as the SNOWFLAKES continue to cry their hearts out at the unfairness of their lives.


Apr 20, 2019
Egg they never learn from history and the justification is always the same, "This time it will be different"...... said the people electing Hugo Chavez.

Apr 20, 2019
AGW is just another arrow in the quiver of the people trying to destroy western economies. Trillions have been spent on plans to reduce Co2 emissions and nothing has been accomplished except making Al Gore the first green movement billionaire.

Not just the US Egg, Europe is solidly in the cross hairs also.


They won't believe it until it's too late. That is the human thing to do.
And then they will curse at us for not warning them enough. But there will be those who will enjoy the new world as it will suit them fine. And they will have no pity for everyone else as long as THEY have THEIRS.

Apr 20, 2019
Most American citizens are not aware that the vast majority of the "White race" aka Caucasians or Caucasoids are scheduled to be either bred out or eliminated, and replaced by non-Whites from south-of-the-border nations. These, and the remaining Black-Americans will, in turn, become the NEW SLAVES for the New World Order as it replaces the present-day governments by stealth.


This may be the most mentally unbalanced thing I've ever read. Congrats.

Apr 20, 2019
Our problem in the US is that the government, banks and a few large corporations are controlled by a small group of people like George Soros. He is the king of the progressive movement and behind a lot of the unrest in the US and around the world. Trump is the exception to this rule and thus he is detested by the .1%.

Apr 20, 2019
Ax why do people have to carry guns in order to be recognized as an invading army?

Apr 20, 2019
Egg they never learn from history and the justification is always the same, "This time it will be different"...... said the people electing Hugo Chavez.


I was just thinking about how Vladimir Putin will continue his presidency until his death. Even though Russia is no longer Communist, per se, he is still the dictator and is feared by most Russians. The same will happen in other nations once the NWO is seated and given power and control. All nations will bow down to the top man.
Goodbye to Constitutional Law of the land. Goodbye to all the Freedoms that we take for granted.
A shadow will come over the Earth and her people.

Apr 20, 2019
The problem with socializing costs and the origin of your generation's impoverishment. Consider Social Security and Medicare. Two very successful social programs. At the time and in the years following the implementation of Social Security, the fertility rate was around four children per woman. Previously, people supported (or not) their parents in old age. Social Security spread that cost across the entire population eliminating the dire situation for those that didn't have children or whose children were duds. Now the fertility rate is just less than two. So each worker has to support the life of one retired person in addition to his own immediate family. No wonder you are going broke.

Apr 20, 2019
Most American citizens are not aware that the vast majority of the "White race" aka Caucasians or Caucasoids are scheduled to be either bred out or eliminated, and replaced by non-Whites from south-of-the-border nations. These, and the remaining Black-Americans will, in turn, become the NEW SLAVES for the New World Order as it replaces the present-day governments by stealth.


This may be the most mentally unbalanced thing I've ever read. Congrats.
says Axe

Don't believe any of what i've said then. It is YOUR generation that will bear the brunt of the coming world social conflagration. It doesn't matter to me, as I know already what is coming. There is no way to stop it from happening, so enjoy what you have while you still can.

Apr 20, 2019
Goodbye to Constitutional Law of the land.

Egg don't you realize that the constitution was written by people who owned slaves. Thus it HAS to be torn down along with their statues. Pile it on top of the statue of Columbus while you are at it.

Ax's generation is too dumb to care unfortunately. Ax is a member of the educated but still ignorant I fear.

Apr 20, 2019
Don't believe any of what i've said then. It is YOUR generation that will bear the brunt of the coming world social conflagration. It doesn't matter to me, as I know already what is coming. There is no way to stop it from happening, so enjoy what you have while you still can.


"The End is Coming"
- naked man standing on street corner wearing sign, ranting at passerby...

Good Lord...

Apr 20, 2019
" Now the fertility rate is just less than two. So each worker has to support the life of one retired person in addition to his own immediate family. No wonder you are going broke."

Yes you are correct Jim. And what is the progressive answer for this problem----wait for it----even more social programs.

The US has something like $700,000 in debt and unfunded liabilities for each citizen man, woman and child. More programs will just hasten the eventual financial collapse and hyper inflation.

Apr 20, 2019
" Now the fertility rate is just less than two. So each worker has to support the life of one retired person in addition to his own immediate family. No wonder you are going broke."

Yes you are correct Jim. And what is the progressive answer for this problem----wait for it----even more social programs.

The US has something like $700,000 in debt and unfunded liabilities for each citizen man, woman and child. More programs will just hasten the eventual financial collapse and hyper inflation.


That is a part of the plan from what I've gathered. Have less children in each marriage. And be encouraged to abort babies and kill those who still live outside of the womb. Then, while the illegal immigration continues, be prepared to pay for their expenses, including housing, food, clothing, etc. through heavy taxation. The illegals don't believe in abortion, so they will eventually overrun the citizen population of the US.
SpookyOtto has also predicted this, but in the past.

Apr 20, 2019
Pesticide exposure = schizophrenia.
Why not have a toxicology?
Why immigrants do not have the same level of hysteria?

Schizophrenia, the classic symptoms are feeling that they can influence the weather.
Sounds familiar?

Apr 21, 2019
"Why immigrants do not have the same level of hysteria?"

Well for one they are too busy surviving to worry about their lattes not having enough foam.

Apr 21, 2019
Also they have not spent 16 years in the US educational system being taught how evil the US is, how their ordering a Big Mac is endangering the earth and how they are being victimized by every employer. Of course government jobs are excluded from this victimization classification.

Apr 21, 2019
How are your views different from those of a Nazi, Surveillance_Egg_Unit?

"Most American citizens are not aware that the vast majority of the "White race" aka Caucasians or Caucasoids are scheduled to be either bred out or eliminated, and replaced by non-Whites from south-of-the-border nations." (Surveillance_Egg_Unit)

"[The Jews'] ultimate goal is the denaturalization, the promiscuous bastardization of other peoples, the lowering of the racial level of the highest peoples ..." (A. Hitler)

"The only White people remaining will be those who had helped/assisted the NWO to come into power over the nations and their citizens. It will be a World Without Borders and private ownership of property will be disallowed." (Surveillance_Egg_Unit)

"The streets of our country are in turmoil. The universities are filled with students rebelling and rioting. Communists are seeking to destroy our country." (A. Hitler)


Apr 21, 2019
I think we may be looking at a much more serious problem here. General mental and emotional health seems to be deteriorating. Looking at photos, tv shows, or movies from the 50s and before, the typical western human being looks entirely different... decrepit, overweight, slovenly. And the effort to legitimise all the variations to traditional heterosexuality may belie the effort to disguise evidence that our endocrine systems have been severely compromised.

Since these changes all act to reduce the repro rate, we might strongly suspect that they are the intentional result of efforts to poison us for constructive purposes. And if this is true, it is also more evidence that the species is a domesticated one.
Cont>

Apr 21, 2019
If we are being husbanded at the moment it is safe to assume that the act of husbanding is not a new strategy because the current efforts to reduce the birthrate through chemical manipulation requires markets, industries, and technologies to be created artificially; that is, without natural market forces based on consumer demand or systematic scientific discovery and application.

We also need to consider these apparent efforts of other unprecedented sociopolitical sea changes following the world wars; the secularization of society, the emancipation of women, the enormous efforts to rehomogenize the species, and the institution of worldwide family planning, contraception... and the ABORTION of over ONE BILLION humans.

ABORTION alone over 3 and 4 generations has eliminated perhaps 1/5 of the potential population of the world. The grim reality being, had those people and their decendents actually been born, the world would have dissolved in nuclear conflagration decades ago.

Apr 21, 2019
"The streets of our country are in turmoil. The universities are filled with students rebelling and rioting. Communists are seeking to destroy our country." (A. Hitler)
-But the reality was that communists actually WERE doing just that in Germany and throughout western europe. An entire middle class in the Soviet union was being shipped off to gulag. Stalin was murdering 1000 people per day.

Rot Front cells were erupting throughout Germany, taking orders directly from Moscow. Munich was actually communist for a few weeks before being liberated by freicorps.

And the only way to save Germany was to turn the entire country into an army. This was total war, something that few other countries have had to fight. In the end it cost 11M german lives and untold suffering for millions more. But their efforts saved fully half their country, the rest of western europe, and perhaps the entire world from communism.

This is the proper perspective you should be considering.

Apr 21, 2019
How are your views different from those of a Nazi, Surveillance_Egg_Unit?

"Most American citizens are not aware that the vast majority of the "White race" aka Caucasians or Caucasoids are scheduled to be either bred out or eliminated, and replaced by non-Whites from south-of-the-border nations." (Surveillance_Egg_Unit)

"[The Jews'] ultimate goal is the denaturalization, the promiscuous bastardization of other peoples, the lowering of the racial level of the highest peoples ..." (A. Hitler)

says retrosurf

I am certain that American Jews are not all of one mind. And your inclusion of quotes by A. Hitler regarding Jews gives proof that you are unwilling to face the truth of things to come in the US. There are Jewish Communists as well as Communists of many other ethnic persuasions. Perhaps you have an affinity with Socialists and Communists that distorts your vision of the present-day political bent of Socialist factions to fully change the structure of the US.


Apr 21, 2019
-contd-
@retrosurf

"The only White people remaining will be those who had helped/assisted the NWO to come into power over the nations and their citizens. It will be a World Without Borders and private ownership of property will be disallowed." (Surveillance_Egg_Unit)

"The streets of our country are in turmoil. The universities are filled with students rebelling and rioting. Communists are seeking to destroy our country." (A. Hitler)

Your Hitler quotes do smack of History repeating itself. The fact that you have decided to include those quotes in order to accuse me of being a Nazi only goes to show that even YOU have considered that what the Communists in Germany had tried to do to wrest control of that nation is also being attempted here in the USA by the indoctrinated Socialists, both old and young. The famous quote "There are none so blind as those who will not see" obviously applies to YOU, as well as the many in the US who have suffered the indoctrination into Socialism

Apr 22, 2019
While we are on the subject of post WW2 Germany don't forget that after the war the German socialists and German green party merged. Is there any wonder how the anti fossil economy wrecking AGW hoax got started?

Apr 22, 2019
@Axe
This may be the most mentally unbalanced thing I've ever read. Congrats
did ya miss his NWO references?
it only goes downhill from here, and then you will be called some kind of acolyte of mine, etc, ad nauseum, until you eventually put eggs on ignore

skip the heartburn and do it now - LOL
AOC ... you've been told a lot of lies about her political positions. She is not advocating anything beyond obvious common sense
IMHO only, as someone who hates all political parties and shares beliefs from most of them...

I dislike her idiocy, such as her $3mil tax break comments re: NY, or her lack of an actual plan to implement the new green deal, which is totally unfeasible in her stated 10 years, financially and technologically speaking

she should know better with her degree, background and internship, which is why she gets so much hate

her green ideology is laudable but isn't her only ideological belief being touted, and there are reservations to be expected

Apr 22, 2019
@mr
Is there any wonder how the anti fossil economy wrecking AGW hoax got started?
blatantly false claim

1- you have yet to provide any evidence in any reputable form from any reputable source that AGW is a hoax

2- the one hoax that does have empirical evidence and repeated validation is the denier movement supported by big oil which repeatedly hides income to finance the anti-AGW or climate change movement, as demonstrated here: http://www.drexel...nge.ashx

3- science is about evidence... so why can't those big oil $$ actually provide evidence that is equivalent to the current validated studies?

in order to prove AGW is a hoax you have to prove the *global* science is wrong and there is a conspiracy

Apr 25, 2019
While we are on the subject of post WW2 Germany don't forget that after the war the German socialists and German green party merged. Is there any wonder how the anti fossil economy wrecking AGW hoax got started?
says MR166

It was inevitable that German Socialists and German green party would merge when you consider that Germany had been basically cut in half after WW2 where East Germany was taking its orders from the USSR. East Germany being essentially a satellite of Russia, as were the other satellites east and north of Germany; but Berlin had the additional distinction of a WALL that divided East Berlin from West Berlin and the rest of Germany. The Wall served to remind East Berliners that they were prisoners in their own country and that the West had a better economy and living conditions. So all through those years, East Berliners were indoctrinated to hate the West, even though their relatives lived in West Berlin, just across the road and over the Wall.

Apr 25, 2019
-contd-
@MR166

Many Germans living in East Berlin, including young people were shot and killed in their attempts to climb over that Wall to escape the terrible conditions under which they were forced to live. Gun emplacements, barbed wire and a long drop over the Wall to get into West Berlin were the challenges these people who yearned to be free had to endure. The young ones were willing to give up their lives to take the risk that they might make it to the other side where relatives were waiting.
The use of fossil fuels were the least of their problems, where just having a warm house to sleep in and decent food were 2 of their main priorities.
In this 21st century in the West, AGW concerns are a luxury for the indoctrinated who already have all or most of the comforts of a good home, warm in the winter and cooled in the heat of summer, and food that has been cooked by the use of energy from fossil fuels.
People who have never had such luxuries aren't concerned with AGW.

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