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Drug Abuse Contagion in America #I

April 29, 2022

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The following is a reblog from 2016, with some up-dated information from 2022.

Drug Abuse Contagion in America #I

The word contagion in this title best describes the spread of something within a population. It could be changes in health or genetic make-up (biological); it could be  cognitive, emotional, or behavioral changes in individuals (psychological); or  changes in the quality of social interactions among individuals,  groups of people, agencies or organizations (social/psychological).

It is also important to understand that drug abuse contagion can negatively impact (contage) other individuals who have contact with the drug user (physical or psychological abuse, neglect, job loss, multiple addictions, etc., can lead to legal problems and divorce). All of these outcomes are bad for everyone, and especially children who are involved. Such outcomes are also very bad for America.

Many changes can be good for individuals, populations, and societies.  Some changes could increase the likelihood of health, happiness and even the very survival of individuals, populations and societies. Of course there are many changes that could reduce the probability of all of these bad outcomes, and change them to good outcomes.

Considering the realm of drug abuse contagion within our society there are a great many factors that can increase this form of bad contagion. They are too numerous to catalogue here, and some may not yet be identified.

The following are only some of the factors that stimulate bad behavioral contagion in the form of recreational drug abuse and addiction:

  • America’s technological advancements have created the availability of  an increasing number of drugs to citizens. There are many, and will be more, drugs that are both consciousness altering and addicting.
  • Political open-border polices have created a flood of illegal drugs into America.
  • Among many millions of  illegal immigrants are those who make a living illegally marketing these drugs to new populations. They are joined in this activity by criminal resident citizens in the U.S..
  • Recreational drug use has been portrayed as a “cool thing to do” in many sectors of our media.
  • America’s decrease in religious teachings and religious public social influences weakens individual’s resistance to traditionally “evil” self-and-other damaging behaviors, formally labeled as “vices”.
  • Children who grow-up in poverty are more exposed to drug trafficking and drug consumption opportunities.
  • Children who grow-up in privileged homes have a greater financial ability to purchase illegal drugs.
  • Drug using peers apply social pressure to other children, teens and youths to try illegal drugs. This is likely to occur among adults, as well.
  • Our high divorce rates and single parent families make it difficult to supervise children as closely as in times past and this provides opportunities for our youth to engage in drug-related behaviors undetected.
  • School failure and increased drop-out rates among students add to the problem of unsupervised youth.
  • A decrease in school truancy surveillance, and apprehension with our youth compounds the problems with adult supervision of children and teens.
  • Increasing rates of psychological problems such as depression and anxiety in citizens of all ages provide increased motivation to self-medicate.
  • Well-known psychological principles of modeling and imitation influences increase the odds of drug or alcohol use with children raised by parents who abuse alcohol, recreational or prescription drugs.
  • Last in my partial list, and perhaps most damaging, are the accelerating effects of the suspension of governmentally enforced laws and punishments for the recreational use of illegal drugs in an increasing number of states.

This last matter showcases a dramatic change by America’s increasingly liberal/progressive federal, state, and local government’s rules for citizen’s recreational drug consumption in America.

The recreational use of marijuana has now been legalized in seven states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Washington. . ( Note: as of 4/29/22, an additional 28 states have fully, partially, or decriminalized marijuana).

Marijuana has also been legalized for medical applications in 27 states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington

I will soon deal with the medical use of marijuana in a second blog on that topic. For now, I will simply note that the increased in availability and use of any drug, with pleasurable conscious-altering effects, is likely to  lead to even more increased use, legally prescribed or not.

Among all of the reasons for the increases our population’s use of marijuana I have listed above, are the effects of all levels of America’s government starved and desperate for increased revenues.

Beginning in the 1960’s, America’s Governments have successively legalized population behaviors that were once outlawed as vices. These activities are ones that were, and still are, are commonly understood to addict, kill, or produce other behavioral, emotional, or physical  problems in large numbers of citizens who engage in them. These activities are ones that attract the involvement of criminal elements of society.

As a result, America’s increasingly progressive governments and their puppet entertainment and main-stream news media have used the language of individual rights and freedoms to propagandistically justify these culturally transforming legalization’s of formerly prohibited vices.

Disguised by this avalanche of propaganda, the driving force of this bad behavioral contagion is America’s government’s dire quest for economic survival.

America’s Gross Federal Debt is expected to stand a near 20 trillion dollars at the start of 2017. America’s governments are going bankrupt due to socialistic mismanagement. (note: as of 4/29/22 our national debt stands at 30 trillion +).

Our governments have taxed citizens to the breaking point and so they have cleverly legalized pornography, gambling and now recreational marijuana use so they can win new sources of tax revenue. I expect that prostitution will be the next target for more wide-spread legalization.

Our governments are now desperately foraging for new revenues and are focused upon further pleasuring and economically predating its citizens.

Can you perceive the faint historical echo’s from the Roman Colosseum in all of this?

Please view the following two articles about the known effects of marijuana on users. Here you will learn some of the reasons why the recreational use of marijuana was formerly made illegal.

Please note that these articles are from authoritative sources.

America is killing itself in so many ways…and the legalization of drugs is just another one of them.

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/marijuana-use-and-its-effects?page=2

V. Thomas Mawhinney Ph.D., 11/12/16

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Indiana Health Services Provider in Psychology

The Astonishing Marxist Transformation Of America!

April 28, 2022

This Blog is never more relevant than today! VTM, 4/28/22

Cultural Survival Skills

The Astonishing Marxist Transformation Of America!

Robert Chandler has written two books of great importance to the survival of America. Chandler is a retired Air Force Colonel who has a Ph.D. in Political Science. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War.

One book is entitled The Shadow World: Resurgent Russian, The Global New Left, and Radical Islam. The other is: How Marxism Has Infiltrated The Catholic Church.

What follows are quotes and paraphrases taken from an introduction to How Marxism Has Infiltrated The Catholic Church, written by Cliff Kincaid, President of America’s Survival, Inc.

It is reported that Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci’s writings appeared in the U.S. market, published by Carl Marzani, a former KBG agent who was subsidized by the KGB. The book was entitled: The Open Marxism of Antonio Gramsci (1957).

Kincaid writes:

“Christianity is considered a prime target in preparing the way for…

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Laughing All-The-Way: Down!

April 23, 2022

VTM, 4/23/2022

American Social “Freedom” = Social Chaos = Cultural Decline

April 20, 2022

This was written in the year 2012, it has great relevance today. VTM

Cultural Survival Skills

American Social “Freedom” = Social Chaos = Cultural Decline
The following remark is from Gonzo, a fellow blogger who is not afraid to think intelligently about various social issues. I hope you will read his remarks and my response to them. I judge that we are both spot-on regarding some of the problems with the cultural design of modern America. I encourage you to visit Gonzo’s blog. His address is included in my blog roll, on the bottom right side of my blog page.
The following is written by Gonzo:

I am, at best, an arm-chair quarterback when it comes to discussing sociological and psychological phenomenons. But I can’t help but wonder if the one avenue of thought might be better described as “conditioning”.

What conditioning toward violence are the following having on young minds, (young minds that grow to adulthood)?:

Violence on television, which has been increasing with regularity and realism. -Violence in…

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America’s Continuing Decline

April 19, 2022

I have been reading about the decline of many cultures, and the great ones too, for over 30 years.

It is important to bear-in-mind that the name of a society, or its geographical location, is not its culture. The names and locations of a societies are not so prone to change as are their cultures. Cultures are comprised of rates of change of population behavior patterns and their consequences: immediate, intermediate and delayed.

Causes of change can be consequences of consequences of change. All of this can take the form of changes in individual and population behavior patterns: Such as religious traditions, political, governmental and economic practices, fertility, population ethnic and racial proportions, as well as material artifacts and technologies; all of which can lead to more cultural evolutions, and so-on.

All of this impacts a Societies’ ability to stay strong and able to adapt to the many internal and external environmental events that they must effectively cope with in order to remain strong and viable over the the great expanses of time the may seek to exist.

My past readings have centered primarily on books and academic papers. Recently, I have started to scan the internet to see what may reside there about this complex topic.

I have found much there about the perceived decline of America’s culture. Many potential causes of America’s decline have been identified. The decline itself should come as no surprise to astute observers America’s great unraveling

I have written a great many postings about America’s Cultural Decline since 2009 that I will not attempt to count them.

If you have interest in this topic, and I cannot imagine why you would not, please enter “Cultural Decline” in my search box in the upper right side of my main blog page. I am sure you will find some interesting, perhaps compelling, information as a result.

Roosh Valizadeh published an important article on December 2, 2014. You can visit his blog at RooshV.com

The title of this article is “Cultural Collapse Theory: The 7 Steps That Lead To A Complete Culture Decline”.

In this article, “The cultural Collapse Progression” is briefly described and numbered. Then, in the text of his article, he explains some of the components of each of the 7 steps.

As you review the following steps, please be mindful of your own collection of events that you have seen unfold in America.

You may be in-for-a significant Epiphany!

If so, please vote accordingly in all elections to come.

  1. Removal of religious narrative from people’s lives, replaced by a treadmill of scientific and technological “progress”.
  2. Elimination of traditional sex roles through feminism, gender equality, political correctness, cultural Marxism, and socialism.
  3. Delay or abstainment of family formation by women to pursue careerist lifestyles while men wait in confused limbo.
  4. Decreasing birth rate among native population.
  5. government enactment of open immigration policies to prevent economic collapse.
  6. Immigrant refusal to fully acclimate, forcing host culture to adopt external rituals and beliefs while being out-reproduced.
  7. Natives becoming marginalized in their own country.

I suggest that you go to RooshV.com to read this and other relevant postings.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 4/19/22

Covid Shot Cover-Up

April 16, 2022

You need to know this.

An Army M.D., was ordered not to tell the press about Covid inoculation’s damaging side-effects!

My wife and I have had our shots, but we will not have more any time soon.

Read the following article and see what you think you should do.

Understand that Dementing President Biden is Commander-in-Chief of our Military. He is ultimately responsible for this horrific cover-up.

This article was sent to me by patriot, Gordon Jones

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 4/16/22

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 4/18/22

I am grateful to my Dear Sister, Jana Martin, who read the story above about the bad side-effects of the military’s mandated Covid vaccinations and sent me a note that it was only mentioned once, in the first sentence of the article; and therefore it was easy to miss. If this one word was missed by the reader, it would rightfully cause doubt about about the “whistle blower’s” testimony.

I was in the military and painfully recall the standard shots. Of course extra vaccinations were given to military personnel that were sent to certain areas of the world.

The military has records, as indicated in the article presented above, of side-effects from these traditional vaccinations. The added mandated Covid vaccinations, for every service member, reportedly led to a large change in the military’s side-effect data.

According to the above reports, suddenly there was a significant increase in very damaging side-effects displayed in the records traditionally kept of these problems. Of course, correlation is not necessarily causation. However, with regard to vaccinations and other medical procedures, it is best to err on the cautious side such interpretations. This means that our concerns about side-effects of Covid vaccinations should be raised.

I thank Jana helping me to prevent misunderstandings of this important concern. Please see the following article.

https://www.westernjournal.com/media-deploys-full-blackout-senators-forum-exposes-reports-horrendous-vaccine-side-effects/Please see the following article for this correction.

Joke’s On America!

April 6, 2022

There is no question!

It is now, for certain, that America’s corrupted electoral process put a dementing Joe Biden into our Presidency. A President who is a corrupted (along with his son Hunter) puppet of external and internal Marxist Revolutionaries bent on destroying America.

As a hedge against President Biden’s removal for his rapidly increasing mental incompetence, they installed Vice President Harris. She is simply incompetent because of general ignorance.

The Joke is on America. But it sure as hell ain’t funny!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 4/6/22

Not Cultural Suicide: It’s Murder!

April 3, 2022

The following was a comment I received in response to my post on 4/2/22, entitled “America’s Cultural Death March”.

Dr. Mawhinney,
You would have thought when a former Democrat POTUS claimed he was fundamentally intending to change our nation, that red alarm flags would have popped up all over our blessed country.

Somehow, America fell asleep at the wheel and paid no attention to the agenda going on known as “secular progressivism” and the hidden evil engineering of “CRT” and “ Woke” ideologies.
A number of our major cities were torn asunder by a wave of violence, destruction and looting and also the “defunding police” campaign being promoted as crime grew and flourished in many of our major cities across our nation. The malignant “cancer” grew as an apathetic populace of Americans slept. The proverbial “ostrich” buried its head in the sand too deep!

What the peace loving people of Ukraine today would give to have a country like ours… and the majority of our country doesn’t even realize it!

Why are people busting the fences down at our southern border to get into our country?
The old saying goes, “You don’t know what you had, until it’s gone.”

It is what it is. Our mainstream media is a well oiled liberal “politically correct” machine driven by a socialistic desire to eradicate the Judea/Christian principles and values our nation was built on and to ruin our Land of Liberty and the country our forefathers fought and died for… May God have Mercy.
Being thankful to God isn’t one of America’s main objectives these days. Simply said.

Thank you, Dr. Mawhinney, for sharing your thought provoking perspectives!
Much appreciated.
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The following was my response to this comment:

Thank you Ray J. It cannot be said any better than you have put it. My only hope, and it is a slim one, is that somehow our corrupted electoral system can be fixed before our next series of elections. Sadly, I am presently unable to see how this can be done. Blessings, Tom

America’s Cultural Death March

April 2, 2022

Call it America’s cultural death march! It is our societal and cultural death by unregulated immigration.

The Democrats, bent on an irreversible “transformation” of America, starting with the Obama administration, are very near to achieving this goal.

They understand that they are likely to be voted out-of-office in the coming elections. They know they have alienated much of their traditional base with their consistently anti-American policies.

Many, presumably in the know, predict a landslide Republican resurgence at the polls our in upcoming elections.

But, the Democrats count on two ways to save their Socialist/Communist, Global Government, and Green Energy Revolution.

First, they bank on successfully cheating at the polls (as they did in the last Presidential Election), having then successfully corrupted America’s Electoral process.

Secondly, they hope to so badly damage America’s Republic, in the time they have left in office, that our traditional society and culture are left in an irreparable condition. In this case, the voting public would be so frustrated and angry about the “poor performance” of new Republican Administration that the Democrats could again win the Presidency.

It would then be their turn in power again. Providing them yet another opportunity to further reinforce their previous revolutionary accomplishments.

Pray that this does not come to pass, and vote accordingly.

Now see the Democrats double down on an historically tried-and-true method for destroying great societies.

https://apnews.com/article/immigration-covid-health-mexico-caribbean-a368f4be2f2cc85175c3f85005e66bf5

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 4/2/22


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