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10 Signs of the Decline of America

Updated on January 9, 2014
The strength factors of America are decreasing: faith, morality, and economy.
The strength factors of America are decreasing: faith, morality, and economy. | Source

The Decline of America

Every culture since the beginning of man has shown the same behavior before falling. Lack of personal hygiene, disrespect for life, laziness, and esteeming individuality too greatly over the needs of society as a whole have all been precursors to the fall of Rome and every other culture. Here are 10 signs that let us know that America is far down that same road.


Pants on the Ground

When a bad fashion that shows men's underwear- sometimes dingy gray thrice-worn boxers- permits anything other than an immediate arrest for indecent exposure, that society is on the decline.

Ironically enough, the gangsta style of wearing the pantwaist down below the buttocks has helped police net more than one would-be criminal as he hopped to a stop with his ankles tied up in his pants.

Americans everywhere loathe this trend. When General Larry Platt Sang "You're lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground," Americans cheered and the song became an instant hit, just as American Idol judge Simon Cowell predicted.

Despite this, Americans continue to tolerate standing behind dingy gray boxers in line at the grocery store.

More interesting or troubled? What do you think of this girl?
More interesting or troubled? What do you think of this girl? | Source


People are so boring and uninteresting today that they run out and get a tattoo- just to have a conversation starter. I am not lying when I tell you that I heard one co-ed tell another young lady that the ideal place to get a little tattoo "like a butterfly or something cute" is just on the hip, just below the waistline.

"That way," she told the other girl, "If you meet a cute guy in a bar, you have an excuse to pull down your pant waist just a little and let him know you're interested."

Even in movies, one character tells another "We need to get you some more tattoos. You know, add a little more character." The conversation was about tattooing his friend's face.

The character that is added by skin ink is all bad. The guy who bagged my groceries one day was tattooed up to the neck. The writing was impossible to decipher and the large diamond-mandala on the left side of his neck was completely filled in with color.

As he angrily swiped my items over the scanner, I began to regret that I chose his line and that he was now handling every one of my food items. "Can demons transfer in this way?" I wondered. (Translation for New Agers: "Can negative energy transfer in this way?")

Is there a study on tattoos and morality? I bet there is a strong correlation. How do hiring managers feel about tattooed people? What effect does a tattoo have on average annual salary? I bet it is also a positive relationship.

Do not get tattoos, people. If you already have them, do not get any more. And, go as soon as you can to get tested for Hepatitis B and Hep C, too. These are spread 9 times more to tattoo'ed people than to needle using drug addicts. Hepatitis can silently cause damage for years before being noticed.


Texting While Driving - with a Child in the Back

You have probably seen this: a car up ahead is moving 5 to 10 miles an hour below the highway speed limit. You change lanes to pass.

As you pass, you glance over and see him looking down, with the blue tint of a phone screen reflecting off his face. I saw that one night on California's highway 99 South.

In the back seat of this red Honda, a little blonde ponytail was bobbing around in a car seat. She looked to be having an important conversation with a small doll in her hands.

I hope they arrived home safely, and that dad will learn to prioritize. Teeny-tiny irresponsible risk with car, precious-cute daughter, self, and other drivers supersedes getting a text out right now instead of a few minutes later.

Do the math, dad! Life is precious.


Texting in the Theater

Yes, even texting during the previews is a real selfish move, teen rebel. We know the supragalactic importance of knowing, lol, what Josh did at the game, omg! But, courtesy and respect for others is also an important culture asset.

That's right, I said asset. Part of the strength of American culture is respect for our elders and for other people.

We learn from those who went before us. That is how we save ourselves from repeating the same mistakes that life offers to all teens: drunk driving, ditching class (too much), shirking in your studies, and yes, even disrespecting someone else's enjoyment of a preview in the theater.

All the above actions can have a negative impact on your life. Yes, someone got shot this year for texting in a theater. Before texting existed, in 1997, I saw three men beat up another man in a Philadelphia theater for talking.

When people just don't care enough about others to serve themselves first, especially in a tiny thing like waiting to text until after a movie, how can they be expected to lay down their life defending the nation against tyranny?

The answer is, they can't. Part of the reason Rome fell is because the actual Romans considered themselves too important to serve in the military. When Rome was desperate, the foreigners filling the ranks simply went home to their countries of origin.

That is happening today. Many foreigners serve in the military. I have no problem with foreigners serving. But, we have plenty of Americans. Where are they? Answer: busy with their own needs first.

Acceptance of Homosexuality & Sexual "Freedom"

Now, before those who love to debase Christianity, and blame them for the ills of the nation sound off, let me tell you: you are also part of the problem.

What a wise man will tell you is this: When a nation begins to reject what is right and proper for living, living itself begins to unwind. At a point, the natural order itself (We call this God Almighty) sends a force to destroy the problem.

Even the nation God loves best, the apple of His eye, Israel, has been destroyed when the commandments of God have been forsaken.

We all know that God destroyed Sodom & Gomorrah for homosexuality, adultery, and unrestrained heterosexual sex. That is correct: it is not just homosexuals putting us in disfavor with God, it is also a cultural failure to look away and say nothing when 16 year-old Billy goes with 17 year-old Susie to the prom and they lose their virginity because that is what Hollywood told them should happen on prom night.

So, without shame, I tell you that I hope and pray for everyone bound in "Do what thou wilt" sexual "freedom" will be set free with the truth: God wants you to be pure. This means putting God's way first in everything, including sex.

Note 1: "Do what thou wilt" is the predecessor of "If it feels good, do it," and is the one and only commandment of the Satanic Bible.

Note 2: sexual freedom, as the hippies call it, is actually a kind of bondage. Think about it. Those who live the sexual freedom life spend their hours and days looking for "Mr. Right" by sleeping with a succession of men, and then writing sad poetry after devastating break-ups.

Some get diseases that affect all subsequent relationships. Others get diseases that kill them. Many (including men) get raped, beaten, and robbed.

Those who walk in purity, waiting for God to choose a spouse, are far safer.

Indifference. | Source


An old adage says, "Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything." With increasing socialization in schools, and less and less development of personal strength through competition, our youth are becoming less and less individuated. If everyone is special, no one is special, a cartoon villain once said. When I was in high school, most kids knew what they wanted to be and who they were. Today, most kids just know who that don't want to be: intolerants, homophobes, Republicans, Christians... Those kids don't get invited to parties.

America needs competition, strong leaders, strong organizers, strong inventors, and strong families. These things do not result from passivity. They are hands-on endeavors. The youth today are not weaker or less gifted than we were (ignoring effects of Fluoride and vaccinations). The scholastic process needs to return to the core of what strengthens them by challenging them: academic opportunity and competition, leadership opportunities, clubs, and sports. Fewer and fewer youth seem to care about what has made America strong.

The rising worship of self manifests in the rising tide of dead babies.
The rising worship of self manifests in the rising tide of dead babies. | Source


An entire 5 semester hour college course would only brush the tip of this mammoth topic. In brief, abortions are a serious sign of a dying culture.

The future is in the dumpster in the alley.


Jesus, Jews and Jihad
Jesus, Jews and Jihad

I heard the author speak. He has an amazing testimony.


Lack of Knowledge

Although knowledge is increasing, no one is using it. When they do learn some information, it is to impress, not to perform.

Europeans often comment that Americans are very superficial. We know a lot about many things. Our knowledge is very surface-apparent, but very limited.

For example, people think they know about Buddhism because they know someone who knows someone who met the Dalai Lama, and because they can use the word "karma" correctly in a sentence. If you think you know Buddhism, tell me, have you heard of dark Buddhism? Buddhism has a left hand path as well as a right hand path, the goody-goody one you see portrayed in movies. If you think you know Buddhism, read the book "Jesus, Jews and Jihad" by Marvin Yakos. He studied with the greatest masters of Buddhism in Tibet. After 18 years, he realized there is no such thing as nirvana. He left, and a dozen others also left. Of them, he was the only one who survived the assassins sent out to kill them all.

Do you know that Obama, Dick Cheney, and George Bush are cousins? They are. Do you know that all of them attend the annual Bohemian Grove ceremony to worship Molech (a demon) and to perform a live sacrifice of a real human? They do.

If you are "Pro Choice", do you know that 75% of all Planned Parenthood abortion clinics are in minority (African American and Hispanic) neighborhoods? Did you know that Planned Parenthood was started by the racist Margaret Sanger? She did. After she failed to pass a Senate Bill (she could not get a sponsor) to limit blacks to just one child per family, she turned to Plan B: kill the babies as they come. Effectively, Pro Choice supports genocide of blacks and Hispanics.That is called "lack of knowledge."

And, yes, a baby will live, just like any other human, until you kill it. Ask yourself, if a pregnant woman loses her baby in the 8th month when a drunk hits her car, is it manslaughter? What about the 7th month? 3rd month? At one week?

"My people perish from a lack of knowledge." Do you know who said that?


Entitlement Philosophies

A large society can and should help those who cannot help themselves. We should help foreigners who travel in our land. We should help widows who have no family to help them.

A society begins to collapse when it runs a deficit to give away money to those who could work, but, as Bartleby the Scrivener said, "prefer not to."

Hard work produces a successful person, a successful family, and contributes to a successful community and nation. We are entitled to the things the writers of the Constitution wrote down, and we are entitled to the things God promised to us. Anyone who attempts to break that is fighting against Life, and is going to lose (it takes longer for oppressors to lose when indifference is involved, see above. If it takes too long, they actually succeed and nations fall.)

Calling Good Evil and Evil Good

In today's culture, many things that are good, and produce strong individuals and strong societies, are called evil. Competition, in which some lose and some win, but all become better, is now called evil. Promoting family, which ensures the greatest care and love for children, is now called evil. In California, all vocabulary terms related to family were removed from school text books. "Mommy", "mother", "father", "family", and etcetera are removed by law. California Senate Bill 777 banned family terms and mandated pro-homosexual teachings.

Family, evil. Homosexuality, good.

Destruction: Coming Soon.


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    • Man from Modesto profile imageAUTHOR

      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      Sanxuary: You hit the root of the matter. Saddens me. They are not critical of their thinking. Their ideas come from implemented psychology on television. Look for my articles on mind control.

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      6 years ago

      You left out the constant attack on God by people who claim he does not exist. Its amazing how they seem to fear and blame a God that they do not even believe in. Just as amazing is their desire to force believers to accept there false beliefs to be accepted among them. Lets re-write the Bible so that they can be saved to. I guess if we can do that, then we to can have an imaginary God as well.

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      7 years ago

      I admit, I have not been on in a long time however it was another joy to see It is such an important topic and ignored by so many, even professionals. I thank you to help making people more aware of possible issues.

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      7 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      These are words to live by. I was shocked at the thing about cousins. I'm off to do some research. Thank you for sharing what we should all know, but sadly, don't as evidenced by the decline.

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      Man from Modesto 

      7 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      Adagio, you must be patient and acknowledge your limitations when you pursue a goal as ambitious as determining if God is real, and if the Bible is true. Here is an article with photo and archeological proof of the location of Sodom:

      As far as the counter-explanations (refutations, really), they are never as plausible as the explanation that events described in the historical documents of a real nation of people called the Israelites, are actually true. Every other history of any people is accepted and analyzed. The history of the Jewish people is contested not because it cannot be proven. It is contested because it contains revelation that one God created everything. AND, that God has a standard of living: His way or the Hell way. His way produces a good life of joy and happiness. Still, people rebel. To get around admitting they are living wrong, they find it easier to say there is no God, and therefore His laws can be ignored.

      As for these "reasonable scientific explanations", here is one I like to laugh at: Chariot wheels have been found at the bottom of the Red Sea. These exist precisely where the Hebrews crossed when they fled from Pharoah. Pharoah was killed, drowned in the Red Sea. He was angry because his first born son was killed in the 10th plague of God. Hieroglyphics document that one Pharoah drowned "in a sea, in a fight with a god". In his place, his young son was buried. Everyone knows this "boy king", buried in a king's tomb, but too young to have had it built for him... Tutenkhamen was killed in the 10th plague.

      Back to the chariot wheels. They are exactly the size of a chariot wheel of Egypt in that time. They uniquely have just 3 spokes, which occurred only in that time, not before, not after. One wheel, recovered, was identified by the top Egyptian archeologist as from that time.

      Do you want to hear the "reasonable scientific explanation" offered by the God-haters??? This is funny. They say they are pilot's wheels from ferry boats! LOL! Both sides of the Red Sea there are unoccupied. It is unlikely that a ferry every traveled on the Red Sea, let alone in that place.

      It is just ears-slammed-shut rejection, period.

      I DARE you to do some research. Erase your bias. Ask yourself, what do YOU actually know? Only what some people said? Look into it.

      btw... you will find more truth from independent authors on the 'net than you will ever find in the mass media. Those are owned almost exclusively by Satanists.

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      7 years ago

      "Enough information is provided in the article, that anyone with Google can research it for themselves."

      In other words, you can't prove this ridiculous allegation. I didn't think so. My advice is don't believe everything you read on the internet.

      "The location of Soddom & Gomorrah is well documented. It is now a wasteland, with the ruins of large cities within. The place is covered with sulfur (aka brimstone) and the ruins, even the walls, show signs of fire and intense heat. A layer of ash exists in the strata. You can also find that easily. I hope you will do some seeking of God"

      A few things here. The location is not actually well documented. There are actually several locations that are postulated as possibilities. Also, it would seem that if God wiped out these cities, there would be nothing left. No ruins, nothing. Total and complete removal from the face of the earth. After all...this is Old Testament wrath of God stuff we're talking about. I don't think that kind of God would leave anything. If he'd turn Lot's wife to a pillar of salt, I think he could erase a city completely. There are a great number of ruins that have been uncovered in that region, but I don't think there is anything that provides a positive identification of this claim. Furthermore it would seem that there are a number or reasonable explanations for the demise of these places from earthquakes to meteors and even volcano's. I think if you are honest about all this, you'll find there are reasonable scientific explanations for all of these things.

    • Man from Modesto profile imageAUTHOR

      Man from Modesto 

      7 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      Yellowstone: I am not saying all non-Christian nations will fall as Rome did. Obviously, Greece and Rome did not know God for centuries. Yet, they continued. The Assyrians, Babylonians, and Syrians also did not know God (Jehovah), and yet rose to great status.

      Scripture says that some obey the commandments of God without ever having heard them. When a people is living right, I do not expect God will allow them to perish. However, God has even sent Israel to completely destroy a tribe of people who were sacrificing their children to demons by burning them in fire. The God of Abraham, Jehovah (aka all-caps LORD in the KJV)is the God of Justice and fairness.

      In addition to not destroying a loving people, God also allows evil nations to rise up to serve as an instrument of wrath against those who ought to know God, but refuse to honor His commandments. Jesus broke these down for us to just two bullet points: Love God first with all your heart, mind and soul. Love your neighbor as yourself.

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      Man from Modesto 

      7 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)


      Enough information is provided in the article, that anyone with Google can research it for themselves. It seems unlikely to me that your questions are sincere. You can easily look up Bohemian Grove any time you like. The location of Soddom & Gomorrah is well documented. It is now a wasteland, with the ruins of large cities within. The place is covered with sulfur (aka brimstone) and the ruins, even the walls, show signs of fire and intense heat. A layer of ash exists in the strata. You can also find that easily. I hope you will do some seeking of God. Peace.

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      7 years ago from Taos, nm

      I agree that the country is in decline; however, I do not agree with all your reasons.I attribute it to consenual apathy. Are you stating all non-Christian nations will fail?

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      Lady Liberty 

      7 years ago from These United States, Texas

      While I agree with some, the lack of knowledge and indifference are my biggest pet peeves. Is it falling fast, not so sure. Abortion, homosexuality and sexual freedom have always been there, I've done research dating back to the revolutinary war, it's just that with the internet and smart phones the information is more readily available. Entitlement philosphies? Are we talking about the spoiled kids whose parents buy them everything so they don't have to deal with them? Parents are creating the "entitlement" kids. I have a child whom I once heard tell a friend--My parents are bankin' they'll get it for me. At which I said, "we" work for our money, if you want it--you work for it. It didn't go over to well, sadly there are a lot of parents that don't do that and so our next generation will expect much, but won't want to work for it.

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      seo guru 

      7 years ago from Chicago Area

      Man from Modesto, you can add narcissism and apathy to your list.

      When society is fueled by the need for self fulfillment it is doomed.

      Also apathy, when a blind eye is turned to all the wrongs happening around you, society is doomed.

      yesterday I read a letter written by John Adams, the second President and one of the writers of the Declaration of Independence. The theme and perspective of the letter was warning future generations against giving government to much power or allowing it to become corrupt, it was written in 1790. What a visionary. We are at the point now where we have allowed government to control most aspects of our life and we have lost faith in the people we send to government. What is next?

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      7 years ago

      "We all know that God destroyed Sodom & Gomorrah for homosexuality, adultery, and unrestrained heterosexual sex. That is correct:"

      We do?? How do we know that? Oh yeah, it's in the Bible right? hmmm. But how do we know it's true? Doesn't it require simply believing in the Bible, since the Bible cannot prove itself. Oh yeah, it's the word of God. According to who? The Bible. But...what proves the Bible? It's the word of God. According to...the Bible. That's called circular reasoning, and it's a logical fallacy. But I suppose logic is demonic as well isn't it? But seriously since there is no evidence of such a place having existed, why is anybody compelled to accept it? Doesn't truth matter to you? What kind of religion opposes Truth? What you're doing here is preaching religion. Religion is nothing but a theory of rationality that you've been handed by somebody else. Have you ever considered questioning what you've been told?? Probably not. That would require you to actually think for yourself.

      "sexual freedom, as the hippies call it, is actually a kind of bondage."

      Hippies??? What hippies. You're living in the 1960s. And you're saying that freedom = bondage? Interesting take on freedom.

      "Do you know that Obama, Dick Cheney, and George Bush are cousins? They are. Do you know that all of them attend the annual Bohemian Grove ceremony to worship Molech (a demon) and to perform a live sacrifice of a real human? They do."

      I'm afraid you've slipped over the edge here. Can you demonstrate how what you're saying is true? No? I didn't think so. If you can, you can most certainly have all of them arrested for murder. In the mean time I'd tighten a few of your loose screws.

      "A society begins to collapse when it runs a deficit to give away money to those who could work, but, as Bartleby the Scrivener said, "prefer not to.""

      Or when you cut taxes by $1.3 Tillion and then take the country into two wars, you don't pay for and a $800 billion dollar prescription drug bill which you don't pay for. Things like that create deficits. There's a reason why no country in history ever cut taxes when they went to war. They always raise taxes to pay for it.

      You have a very simplistic view of the world. Something tells me you're a conservative.

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      7 years ago

      One thing I forgot to mention earlier in my comment. It was so cold around here last winter that teenagers were pulling their pants up!

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      7 years ago

      Bravo my brother. I love your writing style and I especially love that you don't beat around the bush. America is falling and falling fast.

      I recall a school bus driver was caught texting while taking kids home from school. A very bad move that got him fired.

      Tattoos used to be done as a sign of ownership. They are still signs of ownership IMO in that they show that they belong to the devil.

      What can I say about abortions? The killing of innocent beings because someone couldn't resist sexual intercourse is maddening. How many of God's anointed preachers and leaders were aborted before they were born? Who can know but God?

      Do what thou wilt was first written by a man who called himself "The Beast." His name was Aleister Crowley.

      Is there any hope for America? Of course there is always hope as long as there is breath, but it is possible we have gone too far over the edge to expect God to reach out to us, as a nation.

      Voted up and useful.


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