Is Modernity Good for Us?

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    Supposedly, the one clear benefit of modernity is improved health.

    But affluence (and the poor diet and sedentary lifestyle that goes with affluence) and pollution can lead to major health problems, as can the emptiness often found in modern existence.

    Here are some diseases associated with affluence: type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, obesity, certain forms of cancer, asthma, alcoholism, gout, allergies and depression, as well as a major range of other psychiatric illnesses.

    LINK

    Other problems:

    Are We Killing Ourselves with Cleanliness? As Number of Allergy Sufferers Soar, Potential Cures Are More Radical

    Eight Deadly Superbugs Lurking in Hospitals

    Communicable diseases can spread much faster thanks to modern transportation.

    Is medical science built on shaky foundations?

    Are Hospitals Less Safe Than We Think?

    One final problem: Some modern societies seem to be committing suicide.

    Co-Creator of the Pill Laments Resulting Demographic "Horror Scenario"

    Is it too much to say that modern medicine destroys populations over which it rules?
     
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    The highly modern upper classes of Europe and North America have had a puny, sagging birthrate for some time now. Looks like they're halfway out the door. Going, going...

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    US Birth Rate Lowest Ever...
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    US birth rate falls to record low
    Nov 30, 2012 - Preliminary data from 2011 shows the lowest birth rate in 90 years; Recession's effects play big role
     
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    We have a cultural aversion to having children.
     
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    Abortion & radical "feminism" & gay activists & hedonism together will destroy any given society.

    These are the standard tools used to destroy populations the elites consider hostile.

    AS MANY ABORTIONS AS POSSIBLE
     
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    Another enormous problem for the rich countries: In the past a women might have 8 children and maybe 2 would survive. Now perhaps a woman might have one child who will usually survive - not infrequently with the help of massive medical intervention. As the generations proceed unhealthy children will bequeath undesirable DNA to their descendants and the population will become more and more infirm.

    Unfortunately you can't cheat Mother Nature.
     
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    T-bird wrote: Abortion & radical "feminism" & gay activists & hedonism together will destroy any given society.

    These are the standard tools used to destroy populations the elites consider hostile.


    Granny says, "Dat's right - dem Commonists done infiltrated our country...

    ... an' dey's behind alla lib'ral groups...

    ... an' dat gay/lib'ral agenda...

    ... just like ol' Joe McCarthy warned us...

    ... we shoulda let him finish the job.
    :eusa_eh:
     
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    Some of the degenerates running our country are not Communists, some are just limousine liberals.

    Some news about McCarthy:

    Most-hated senator was right
    Scholars: Joseph McCarthy's charges 'now accepted as fact'

    Can anyone doubt the Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter White and Owen Lattimore were guilty?
     
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    I always liked the word "modernity".

    Mow dare nity. Kinda rolls off your tongue.
     

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