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Stopping the Wreck #6

March 2, 2023

Stopping The Wreck: Professor’s Research Builds A Case That We’re Losing The Battle To Save American Society

By Bob Caylor of the News Sentinel, Fort Wayne In., November 17, 1994

This is the continuation of this newspaper series explaining my research and data-based conclusion that America’s culture and society was in decline. It is now in a very steep decline.

In the first paragraph below, the author reports that, when he interviewed me, I was tentative about my conclusions and had not published any papers. Since that time I published three articles in professional journals and am now working to finish a book, The book has a working title of “The Psychology of America’s Decline: Reversing the Down-Fall”.

There is nothing tentative about my position on our American cataclysm in 2023.

V. Thomas Mawhinney Ph.D.3/2/23


Part Six


The time for change is growing short. Our opportunities to avert disaster are being frittered away every day. Mawhinney can’t foresee and won’t guess how long it could be until our burdens overwhelm resources. He even hedges on his own theory; he won’t call it anything more than “tentative” or “provisional”, and he hasn’t published any papers on it yet.

But he is willing to say the key to surviving is to manage our own cultural evolution in a way that no other culture ever has. We need to learn to measure our own cultural health by keeping tabs on crime rates, birth rates, and marriage and divorce statistics, among other indexes.

The media and government need to dwell on these statistics the way they now dwell on economic indicators.

And finally, society as a whole will have to figure out how to encourage behavior that helps it survive.

“With regard to our own culture, we must work swiftly. Critical….indicators, imperfect though they may be, strongly suggest that time is not on our side,” he wrote in the draft of one paper.

And he can’t even guarantee that it isn’t too late already. “We must work diligently, though the full benefits of our own labor may have to await the emergence of…cultures which are yet to live”.

This is the end of this 1994 article.

I hope these article have stimulated your thinking with the goal of improving America’s chances of surviving long and well into the future. This in an increasingly hostile and dangerous world. In a democracy, more accurately a Constitutional Republic, the voters get exactly what they deserve. We deserve better than America’s failure. Please: VOTE ACCORDINGLY AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY!

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