The Disease of Multiculturalism

Statistical Summary

In the last four decades:

  1. 800,000 Americans were murdered, 600,000 by blacks.
  2. The percentage of murders which were resolved plunged from 92% to 60%.
  3. Fatherlessness octupled to 48% and our feminist politicians can't even detect a problem.
  4. Our divorce rate increased fifty fold to the highest rate in the world.
  5. 42 million babies were aborted in the womb, an act of murder in the eyes of 57% of American citizens.
  6. Excluding abortion, our murder rate tripled to one of the highest in the world as the number of gun control laws skyrocketed to 22,000.
  7. The "drug war" paralleled a 45% increase in cocaine use.
  8. SAT scores declined 98 points leaving the US DEAD LAST in more TIMSS subjects than any other country.
  9. The amount of time PER DAY that children watch TV increased from 5 hours to 7 hours.
  10. Health services costs increased eight fold to 14% of GDP even though many nations with 4 year longer life expectancies spend only 6% of GDP.
  11. Just the paperwork required to meet government regulations in health care consumes 3% of GDP.
  12. Alcohol consumption decreased 18% which costs 35,000 lives/year.
  13. Violent crime increased 560%, illegitimate births increased 419%, and single-parent households increased 3000% (source: The Guardian).multiculturalism.jpg (37304 bytes)
  14. The average body weight of an American increased 29 pounds.
  15. Drunk driving arrests increased five fold to 1.6 million per year and the rate of men behind bars for DUI exceeds the total incarceration rate for all crimes in many countries.
  16. The motor vehicle fatality rate increased from 30% lower than Germany's to 45% higher.
  17. The rate at which men commit suicide increased to five times that of women.
  18. Sexual assault convictions increased ten fold to two thirds of the world's rape convictions.
  19. DNA studies proved that one half of convicted men are innocent as charged.
  20. Criminal Justice System expenditures increased ten fold to $360 billion and now exceed national defense by $100 billion.
  21. Prison inmates increased ten fold to a rate five times China and South Africa, making American men a third of the men in the world behind bars.
  22. The value of the dollar plunged three quarters (per Consumer Price Index), and by ten fold by the gold standard (from $38/oz to $380/oz).
  23. The US became the only industrialized nation with a negative personal savings rate.
  24. Autos supplied by U.S. manufacturers plunged from 60% to 20% of the world market.
  25. We spent more for welfare than the value of every Fortune 500 corporation and every acre of farm land, combined.
  26. Government spending doubled to 42 cents of each wage dollar, while it remained at 24 cents in Japan
  27. GDP per worker decreased two thirds by the gold standard
  28. Public Debt increased 9 fold to $5.9 trillion.
  29. Consumer debt increased 25 fold, from $63 billion to $1.6 trillion.
  30. Housing debt increased 25 fold to $5 trillion.
  31. The U.S. became the largest debtor nation in world history with an average net worth per household of a *negative* $77,000.
  32. Interest payments on the debts increased to greater than the gross savings rate of 15% of GDP for the first time since the Great Depression, yet Japan continued to save 33% per year with no debts.
  33. Gross savings decreased from $11 trillion to zero as Japan's increased to $22 trillion.
  34. Our balance of payments, positive for two centuries before the CRA, is now almost half a trillion dollars in the red.
  35. The number of U.S. banks in the Top 40 World Banks declined from 22 to 1(with assets of $120 billion) as the number of Japanese increased to 24 (with assets of $5,000 Billion).
  36. The 60% plunge in the US stock markets took another $7 trillion out of personal savings.
  37. The number of lawyers increased to 60 times that of Japan as the number of engineers declined to less than a quarter of Japan.
  38. The ratio of manufacturing employees to government employees declined from 2.5:1 to less than 1:1.
  39. Feminism became a nationwide disease which left 22 million American children without natural parents.
  40. Blacks:
    1. The purchasing power of the average black family is one third of what it was before the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
    2. The percentage of black children growing fatherless quintupled to 78%. 
    3. The percentage of blacks below the age of 33 who have been imprisoned in their lifetimes quintupled to 75%. 
    4. The number of blacks in prison increased to more than one million, more than there are in all of Africa with 800 million blacks, and twice as many as there were slaves at the height of slavery. 
    5. The odds that Blacks will be murdered increased to 350 times greater than residents of North Dakota.
    6. Social transfer payments to Blacks increased to $16 for every dollar they contribute to GDP.


America No. 1?

America by the numbers

by Michael Ventura

02/03/05 "ICH"  - - No concept lies more firmly embedded in our national character than the notion that the USA is "No. 1," "the greatest." Our broadcast media are, in essence, continuous advertisements for the brand name "America Is No. 1." Any office seeker saying otherwise would be committing political suicide. In fact, anyone saying otherwise will be labeled "un-American." We're an "empire," ain't we? Sure we are. An empire without a manufacturing base. An empire that must borrow $2 billion a day from its competitors in order to function. Yet the delusion is ineradicable. We're No. 1. Well...this is the country you really live in:

bullet The United States is 49th in the world in literacy (the New York Times, Dec. 12, 2004).
bullet The United States ranked 28th out of 40 countries in mathematical literacy (NYT, Dec. 12, 2004).
bullet Twenty percent of Americans think the sun orbits the earth. Seventeen percent believe the earth revolves around the sun once a day (The Week, Jan. 7, 2005).
bullet "The International Adult Literacy Survey...found that Americans with less than nine years of education 'score worse than virtually all of the other countries'" (Jeremy Rifkin's superbly documented book The European Dream: How Europe's Vision of the Future Is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream, p.78).
bullet Our workers are so ignorant and lack so many basic skills that American businesses spend $30 billion a year on remedial training (NYT, Dec. 12, 2004). No wonder they relocate elsewhere!
bullet "The European Union leads the U.S. in...the number of science and engineering graduates; public research and development (R&D) expenditures; and new capital raised" (The European Dream, p.70).
bullet "Europe surpassed the United States in the mid-1990s as the largest producer of scientific literature" (The European Dream, p.70).
bullet Nevertheless, Congress cut funds to the National Science Foundation. The agency will issue 1,000 fewer research grants this year (NYT, Dec. 21, 2004).
bullet Foreign applications to U.S. grad schools declined 28 percent last year. Foreign student enrollment on all levels fell for the first time in three decades, but increased greatly in Europe and China. Last year Chinese grad-school graduates in the U.S. dropped 56 percent, Indians 51 percent, South Koreans 28 percent (NYT, Dec. 21, 2004). We're not the place to be anymore.
bullet The World Health Organization "ranked the countries of the world in terms of overall health performance, and the U.S. [was]...37th." In the fairness of health care, we're 54th. "The irony is that the United States spends more per capita for health care than any other nation in the world" (The European Dream, pp.79-80). Pay more, get lots, lots less.
bullet "The U.S. and South Africa are the only two developed countries in the world that do not provide health care for all their citizens" (The European Dream, p.80). Excuse me, but since when is South Africa a "developed" country? Anyway, that's the company we're keeping.
bullet Lack of health insurance coverage causes 18,000 unnecessary American deaths a year. (That's six times the number of people killed on 9/11.) (NYT, Jan. 12, 2005.)
bullet "U.S. childhood poverty now ranks 22nd, or second to last, among the developed nations. Only Mexico scores lower" (The European Dream, p.81). Been to Mexico lately? Does it look "developed" to you? Yet it's the only "developed" country to score lower in childhood poverty.
bullet Twelve million American families--more than 10 percent of all U.S. households--"continue to struggle, and not always successfully, to feed themselves." Families that "had members who actually went hungry at some point last year" numbered 3.9 million (NYT, Nov. 22, 2004).
bullet The United States is 41st in the world in infant mortality. Cuba scores higher (NYT, Jan. 12, 2005).
bullet Women are 70 percent more likely to die in childbirth in America than in Europe (NYT, Jan. 12, 2005).
bullet The leading cause of death of pregnant women in this country is murder (CNN, Dec. 14, 2004).
bullet "Of the 20 most developed countries in the world, the U.S. was dead last in the growth rate of total compensation to its workforce in the 1980s.... In the 1990s, the U.S. average compensation growth rate grew only slightly, at an annual rate of about 0.1 percent" (The European Dream, p.39). Yet Americans work longer hours per year than any other industrialized country, and get less vacation time.
bullet "Sixty-one of the 140 biggest companies on the Global Fortune 500 rankings are European, while only 50 are U.S. companies" (The European Dream, p.66). "In a recent survey of the world's 50 best companies, conducted by Global Finance, all but one were European" (The European Dream, p.69).
bullet "Fourteen of the 20 largest commercial banks in the world today are European.... In the chemical industry, the European company BASF is the world's leader, and three of the top six players are European. In engineering and construction, three of the top five companies are European.... The two others are Japanese. Not a single American engineering and construction company is included among the world's top nine competitors. In food and consumer products, Nestl´┐Ż and Unilever, two European giants, rank first and second, respectively, in the world. In the food and drugstore retail trade, two European companies...are first and second, and European companies make up five of the top ten. Only four U.S. companies are on the list" (The European Dream, p.68).
bullet The United States has lost 1.3 million jobs to China in the last decade (CNN, Jan. 12, 2005).
bullet U.S. employers eliminated 1 million jobs in 2004 (The Week, Jan. 14, 2005).
bullet Three million six hundred thousand Americans ran out of unemployment insurance last year; 1.8 million--one in five--unemployed workers are jobless for more than six months (NYT, Jan. 9, 2005).
bullet Japan, China, Taiwan, and South Korea hold 40 percent of our government debt. (That's why we talk nice to them.) "By helping keep mortgage rates from rising, China has come to play an enormous and little-noticed role in sustaining the American housing boom" (NYT, Dec. 4, 2004). Read that twice. We owe our housing boom to China, because they want us to keep buying all that stuff they manufacture.
bullet Sometime in the next 10 years Brazil will probably pass the U.S. as the world's largest agricultural producer. Brazil is now the world's largest exporter of chickens, orange juice, sugar, coffee, and tobacco. Last year, Brazil passed the U.S. as the world's largest beef producer. (Hear that, you poor deluded cowboys?) As a result, while we bear record trade deficits, Brazil boasts a $30 billion trade surplus (NYT, Dec. 12, 2004).
bullet As of last June, the U.S. imported more food than it exported (NYT, Dec. 12, 2004).
bullet Bush: 62,027,582 votes. Kerry: 59,026,003 votes. Number of eligible voters who didn't show up: 79,279,000 (NYT, Dec. 26, 2004). That's more than a third. Way more. If more than a third of Iraqis don't show for their election, no country in the world will think that election legitimate.
bullet One-third of all U.S. children are born out of wedlock. One-half of all U.S. children will live in a one-parent house (CNN, Dec. 10, 2004).
bullet "Americans are now spending more money on gambling than on movies, videos, DVDs, music, and books combined" (The European Dream, p.28).
bullet "Nearly one out of four Americans [believe] that using violence to get what they want is acceptable" (The European Dream, p.32).
bullet Forty-three percent of Americans think torture is sometimes justified, according to a PEW Poll (Associated Press, Aug. 19, 2004).
bullet "Nearly 900,000 children were abused or neglected in 2002, the last year for which such data are available" (USA Today, Dec. 21, 2004).
bullet "The International Association of Chiefs of Police said that cuts by the [Bush] administration in federal aid to local police agencies have left the nation more vulnerable than ever" (USA Today, Nov. 17, 2004).

No. 1? In most important categories we're not even in the Top 10 anymore. Not even close.

The USA is "No. 1" in nothing but weaponry, consumer spending, debt, and delusion.

Reprinted from the Austin Chronicle.


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