Michael Synder – End of the American Dream July 13, 2012
The United States once had safe, beautiful cities that were the envy of the entire world, but now many of them are degenerating into rotting, festering, crime-ridden hellholes. All over the country there are communities where crime, drugs, gangs and human trafficking have gotten completely and totally out of control. Once upon a time you could walk down the streets of most U.S. cities at night without much fear, but these days there are many large American cities where it would be absolutely crazy to wander around the streets at night unless you want to be mugged, shot or sexually assaulted. If you end up at the wrong place at the wrong time you might end up being abducted by a human trafficker or have your face eaten off by a crazed drug addict high on bath salts. With each passing day our cities degenerate just a little bit more, and life in many of our worst communities truly has become a living hell. Sadly, this comes at a time when the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world by far. We have tried to lock as many people away as possible and our communities are still turning into hellholes. So where do we go from here?
The following are 12 factors that are turning the streets of America into a living hell….
#1 Out Of Control Gang Violence
The United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use in the entire world. This makes it easy for gangs to make money and to grow.
In Chicago, there are 200 police officers in Chicago’s Gang Enforcement Unit to go up against an estimated 100,000 gang members in the city.
How would you feel if you were outnumbered 500 to 1?
One of the Gang Enforcement Unit officers described to CBS News what gang activity in Chicago is like these days….
Sgt. Little is a decorated veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. He said that parts of Chicago are comparable to what he saw in combat.
It’s “tribal warfare,” he said, “and as it continues to build unless we manage to interdict it, and manage to stop it long enough for the blood to stop boiling, the heat to die down.”
You can see a video news report about gang violence in Chicago that contains this quote right here.
Has your community been taken over by gangs yet?
At this rate, they will take over all of our communities eventually.