More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
correlation is not causation
“kids were happy before smartphones!” a lot of things happened in 2007, are we really pretending the global economic collapse that laid bare the grinding inequality faced by most americans had less of sn effect than steve jobs’ shiny doodad
we had the internet before 2007, kids were depressed then too, what made things worse was systemic causes, not toys kids actually use to stay more connected, not less
“kids who use smartphones a lot are prone to depression” DO YOU MAYBE MEAN KIDS WITH DEPRESSION ARE PRONE TO USE SMARTPHONES A LOT?
in 1936 Germany hosted the Olympics headed by an ambitious leader with plans for regional if not world domination. Three years later Germany annexed part of Czechoslovakia. The excuse was that they were ‘protecting’ German interests and German speakers in the country. The League of Nations was unable to act in any meaningful way. Other world powers, weakened by a global economic collapse, were unable or unwilling to act in any meaningful way to stop them.
Inspired by this Germany pressed on in the first act of the greatest tragedy in modern history, WWII.
In 2014 Russia hosted the Olympics headed by an ambitious leader with plans for regional if not world domination. Less than a week later Russia is annexing part of Ukraine with plans for the rest. The excuse is to 'protect’ Russian interests and Russian speakers in the country. The UN is unable to act in any meaningful way. Other world powers, weakened by a global economic collapse are unable or unwilling to act in any meaningful way to stop them.
Is this the first act in another great tragedy? Is history repeating itself?
“"The New World Order under the UN will reduce everything to one common denominator. The system will be made up of a single currency, single centrally financed government, single tax system, single language, single political system, single world court of justice, single state religion…Each person will have a registered number, without which he will not be allowed to buy or sell; and there will be one universal world church. Anyone who refuses to take part in the universal system will have no right to exist.”
Why Obama’s Regulators Let Wall Street Bankers Off Easy
If there’s anything more maddening than the sheer scale of the financial fraud that sent America and the rest the planet spiraling into the economic abyss in 2008, it’s the fact that no Wall Street bankers have gone to jail for causing the mess. As in zero, zilch, none at all.
So at his farewell party last month to celebrate a lengthy career at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)—the US regulatory agency that supposedly keeps Wall Street in check—James Kidney, a trial attorney who had been hamstrung for years by indifferent bosses, broke his silence and went off on an awesome rant about how no one in the financial sector fears the body supposedly policing their behavior. The SEC, in essence, is a joke.
Describing it as “an agency that polices the broken windows on the street level and rarely goes to the penthouse floors,” Kidney told an audience of fellow employees that they had dropped the ball because of a revolving door of corruption between the SEC and Wall Street megabanks. “I have had bosses, and bosses of my bosses, whose names we all know, who made little secret that they were here to punch their ticket. They mouthed serious regard for the mission of the Commission, but their actions were tentative and fearful in many instances,” he said.
Michael C Ruppert on Syria, Obama, and global economic collapse: “The United States Empire is crumbling as we speak. The world doesn’t have a Plan B for what happens when the United States fails. But the United States NEEDS to fail. The US dollar NEEDS to fail. Not until you have killed the last fish, cut down the last tree, and poisoned the last river will you discover that you cannot eat money.”