The Thirdworldization of the First World Is Ramping Up

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By the author of Street Survivalism: A Practical Training Guide To Life In The City and The Ultimate Survival Gear Handbook

It’s time to review and update the unfolding of Thirdworldization, or the slow descent of First World countries into banana republic territory, in light of the latest local and global events and trends.

In Brazil, the new year only starts after the Carnaval, beginning February 10.

Everything is open, and everyone has been working since January 2. But – and this is kinda awkward and difficult to explain – the period between that and the end of the world-famous popular festive on Fat Tuesday (yep, like Mardi Gras) is sort of considered something of a “warm-up”, and not really the game. Or so dictates the tradition.

That little idiosyncrasy, a folklore typical of less developed nations, might be the perfect introduction for my first post of 2024 for The OP.

Wars

Even though I don’t consider conflicts and geopolitical disturbances as Thirdworldization by themselves, no doubt wars can impact in more than one way the standard of living in countries not directly (i.e., physically) involved in the conflicts but by proxy or some other way.

That’s the pickle the US and its allies in Europe find themselves in at the moment, their governments intent on keep funding Ukraine against Russia with billions of taxpayer’s euros and dollars, on top of what has already been spent.

People at large have lost count of the total, and few are even following that much anymore. The media keeps covering the scam because it’s impossible to hide it and also to give an alibi so that, in the future, no one will be able to say the politicians did it on the back of the population.

Now, that could be some 4D chess strategy, or maybe these governments know something we don’t. Perhaps this time, it’s different. However, this process has led to more than one empire’s bankruptcy. Wars are costly.

Things keep heating up on the geopolitical stage, with other conflicts looming (check this out). Meaning that we can expect more of the above to happen and, consequently, more Thirdworldization.

Border and migration crisis

First, let’s call it what it is: an invasion.

Engineered or not, intentional or not, it’s past the point of crisis. Impacts are already being felt in the US, the UK, and countries in Western Europe and for some time now. Notably, there’s been a rise in all kinds of crime and violence. However, the actual plight is yet to come.

Borders and migration are being weaponized. Look at the Texas quarrel or how the US government uses the issue to hold the Senate hostage and get even more money for conflicts in distant lands. It borders on criminal, pun intended. The issue isn’t much better in Europe.

Other practical effects will come from that. Mass migration at this level is a time bomb. No one knows the true extent of the effects once it goes off. Sleeper cells, overburdening of the welfare system, cultural and religious conflicts, impacts on jobs, legislation, and the market – the list of potential threats goes on.

All that contributes to Thirdworldization, but there’s more: the reactions to those developments can be as harmful and damaging as the original problem and end up worsening it, things like extremism, nationalism, xenophobia, the rise of divisive populist leaders and politicians, and so on.

Farmers protests

I was in Germany this January when the farmers first took to the roads and cities to protest against the government’s over-taxation and over-regulation. I watched it happening up close. It was all very German, i.e., very organized, civilized, and (mostly) peaceful, with the support of the population and all that.

However, in the short period since, it’s grown more tense. It is spreading to Belgium (capital of the EU and NATO), the Netherlands (the second biggest food exporter in the World), and France (anyone remembers the summer Olympic Games are coming?) and gaining momentum. It’s also becoming more physical, more violent and these are concerning developments.  (Read more about the farmer protests here.)

I’ve been trying to warn about strikes, sit-downs, and other similar second-and-third-order effects from the beginning. They are not immediate but lagging. I know we’ve seen that before and whatnot; also, it’s one of those “Big Circles” things. But pissing off the people that grow our food or transport our stuff can get very real on the ground and quickly.

Economy and markets

This is where all other chickens come home to roost. When money that could otherwise be used for education, rebuilding, improving, and expanding infrastructure, law enforcement, disaster mitigation, or reducing the debt (i.e., lower interest and combat inflation) gets squandered or used up abroad, that feeds Thirdworldization.

The blanket is short in nations holding the printing press or the World’s reserve basket of currencies, too, and the channeling of already-scarce resources ends up crippling further the finances and worsening the already-dire fiscal situation of the countries involved. The long-term effects will be much worse.

Markets are rigged and keep going up when news are good or bad. They no longer reflect the real economy and production of goods and services, but if something triggers the algorithms, it can become a bloodbath in a snap. Everything is so interconnected and complex that it’s even hard to fathom all the consequences, but more Thirdworldization will be one of them, that’s for sure.

Societal decay

That’s one trend that keeps getting worse by the day. Increased poverty and homelessness, crime and violence, and social unrest are the part of Thirdworldization which directly impacts people’s standard of living and quality of life, what they feel the most.

The undoing of the social fabric is more visible than ever, but I expect it to aggravate much more in the coming years, and that’s very Thirdworldizing (I made that word up).

People realize something big is brewing. They also feel the system failing, the cracks, the corruption and decadence. Hence, the tension, radicalization, polarization, and tribalism are on the rise. The question remains whether, at some point, this will lead to torches and pitchforks on the streets or not.

I can’t detect something reversing this trend, so we might see more pushback and unrest in the near future. Prepare.

China

What does China have to do with Thirdworldization, you may ask? Lots. If China’s two-digit GDP growth for almost two decades pulled the entire World, what can we expect once its economy declines, or worse, busts? I suspect few are prepared for that, especially considering China’s official numbers can’t be trusted. If something breaks, we may not even know something happened after the fact.

Other potential short-term consequences are funds freezing, banks shutting down, pensions disappearing, and those things. (More information here.) That sort of event can affect the standard of living in short- and mid-term terms globally, but particularly in countries with close trading and investment ties with the big country.

Keep watching that closely because a crack in any major nation or sector will lead to markets going down and investments stalling – those kinds of things. And it’ll be much worse if that happens in China, for obvious reasons.

Freedom, liberty & other issues

That is hitting home hard for me right now. Somber times as Brazil slides into authoritarianism, under the banner of “defending democracy” and courtesy of the leftist government and Supreme Court. I’ve already addressed this topic, but it’s getting awful. We even have a CBDC now.

My country sits in between the First-and-Third Worlds, so we can go lower. Brazil’s recent drop in the Transparency.org Corruption Perception Index is just another step towards Thirdworldization. That was expected, with the election of Lula last year and the attacks on the operation that sought to combat widespread corruption during his previous terms. The fiscal timebomb has also been set, but that’s for another article.

There are concerning attacks on freedom and liberty taking place in places like Canada, Australia, and also Europe, increasing Thirdworldization in these places too. No one is going to advertise dictatorship, so any time a government or authority takes the initiative to “save democracy,” you can bet it will do the opposite and take away from freedoms and liberties.

I’ve been addressing Thirdworldization for years.

It’s the cornerstone of my work in preparedness and survival. This mindset comes from being born and living in a developing country with many hindering deficiencies and crippling disorders, which is exactly what I see now spreading everywhere (actually for some time now).

Anyway, I mention that because this update is an excellent opportunity to provide a more in-depth and objective perspective of how I see it unfolding in places like the UK, the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The $64,000 question then:

How far will the First World slide into banana republic territory, after all?

I don’t foresee the First World countries like the United States becoming as dysfunctional as Third-World countries. It would take severe or multiple consecutive shocks quickly to shake institutions and society enough for that to happen in less than a generation.

Others may disagree, and I could be wrong, but I know both realities, the differences and similarities, well enough to affirm that. I’m not saying it’s impossible, just improbable, at least given the actual conditions.

That doesn’t mean things will be fine.

They won’t, and that’s the main takeaway of what I just presented. We should also remember that a fall from grace is more painful when it happens from a high position.

Good times can be artificial, but bad times are very real.

Trends and events in these arenas indicate turmoil and more Thirdwoldization in the near future. It is accelerating, and a soft SHTF can still be pretty bad. Not counting the possibility of Black Swans, which come in flocks during volatile times like these.

But I’m not saying anything new or unheard of. It all happened before. Not prophesizing anything, either, just offering my perspective. When searching for a balanced view, I do my best to consider actual threats, but always with perspective on history and past events.

And therein lies the silver lining: history shows things never end up as good as we hope, nor turn out as bad as we feared. It all sounds darker in prospect than it is in reality. Call me an optimist if you want, but in my opinion, citizens of the First World will feel the loss more than the actual consequences of it. The majority will adapt and march on; that’s always been the case.

Finally, even though prosperity is on a slump, humankind keeps advancing. Evolution is not linear nor without setbacks or suffering. Actually, we advance through suffering. Still, we’re living the most peaceful and prosperous time ever right now. I find it important to keep that in mind and be grateful for that.

Keep saving, keep preparing, but keep enjoying, too.

What are your thoughts?

Have you seen symptoms of Thirdworldization in your area? What are they? What do you see as the biggest cause of American Thirdworldization? How are you planning for continued decline? And finally, how bad do you expect things to get?

Let’s talk about it in the comments section.

Fabian Ommar is a 50-year-old middle-class worker living in São Paulo, Brazil. Far from being the super-tactical or highly trained military survivor type, he is the average joe who since his youth has been involved with self-reliance and outdoor activities and the practical side of balancing life between a big city and rural/wilderness settings. Since the 2008 world economic crisis, he has been training and helping others in his area to become better prepared for the “constant, slow-burning SHTF” of living in a 3rd world country.

Fabian’s ebook, Street Survivalism: A Practical Training Guide To Life In The City , is a practical training method for common city dwellers based on the lifestyle of the homeless (real-life survivors) to be more psychologically, mentally, and physically prepared to deal with the harsh reality of the streets during normal or difficult times. He’s also the author of The Ultimate Survival Gear Handbook.

You can follow Fabian on Instagram @stoicsurvivor

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  • Thanks for this informative post, Fabian. What I’m seeing for the USA is a pretty volatile 2024. We’ve got election this year, and the demands are either going to steal the election again or something much worse, like blow up grids and tell us it was Russia and then invoke martial law. There’s talk of succession of red states here in usa, Texas primarily, which I live in texas, and I see pros n cons with this.
    I think we’re way past the point of no return. We can pray and prepare.

  • Some news stories I’ve seen over the years

    Biden administration brags to Brazil how the US helped Brazil rig the election to put Lula into power — while denying the 2020 US election count for Biden was rigged.

    Some 60% of US families are living paycheck to paycheck

    In only a couple of years of Dementia Biden in office … more US dollars were counterfeited by the Federal Reserve than in all of previous US history.

    More people have been killed by Covid “vaccines” than were prevented from catching Covid

    A former director of the US CIA said in a staff meeting that “we’ll know our work is complete when everything Americans believe is a lie”

    Before he died, former US President Harry Truman said that his approval in signing off on the CIA’s creation was a mistake

    A bumper sticker for sale said “I like my guns the way Democrats like their voters — undocumented!”

    Some US weapons destined for Ukraine are arriving for the Mexican drug cartels

    Many Americans are regularly using “medical tourism” to get reliable and affordable medical care in other countries

    Medical researchers know of American doctors who have found inexpensive and highly reliable cancer cures have either been murdered or run out of this country so they can successfully treat patients in other countries.

    Before the Federal Reserve was created in 1913 … a museum-preserved Ft Worth hotel sign advertised that the price of fresh bath water was 15¢ while used bath water was only 5¢.

    In the 1940s a typical uncomplicated baby’s birth hospital bill in the US was around $75. Today $10,000 is about the average.

    In the early 1950s the US CIA created an assassination how-to manual which didn’t become freely downloadable until the internet was created several decades later. It explained how to murder political targets, how to blame that on an innocent person (called a patsy), and kill him quickly in order to prevent any court case from doing an evidence investigation.

    During the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center buildings in New York … in some instances news of parts of those events were appearing in British news a few minutes before they actually happened in the US.

    When the Murrah federal building was bombed in Oklahoma City … some vertical steel girders were actually cut. That was something the slow speed ammonium nitrate explosive in Timothy McVeigh’s truck was incapable of doing. A retired USAF munitions development general testified that only a high speed military explosive could have done that job.

    Today the threat of totally digital money, besides destroying the constitutional right to privacy, makes the economy vulnerable to a near-total shutdown if or when the globalists cause a total nationwide power outage such as they simulated with Cyber Polygon in the summer of 2021.

    • Lewis, you should have mentioned the World Trade Center demise on 9-11.
      Controlled demolition occurred, not to mention Building 7 collapse without any damage sustained. Even going back 50+ years before that, the Empire State Building was hit by a B 25 bomber on the 80th floor, no collapse occurred as they just had old fashion technology to construct the landmark building, and it remained standing to this day. Dark forces at work.

      • Morris, I was trying to keep things short. There’s a blizzard details I didn’t cover … not only regarding WTC 7 but many other government crimes over the last two centuries. Some crimes I didn’t cover included such examples as the utterly corrupt Wilson administration in 1915 in order to maximize the number of American passengers who would be killed when the Lusitania (carrying illegal munitions) would be torpedoed by Germany — which tried with some 30 different newspaper ads to warn Americans not to sail on it. Instead the Wilson government managed to shut down all but 2-3 of those warning ads in order to maximize the number of Americans who would be killed to provide motivation to join Great Britain in the European civil war. When the ship was sunk, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt had to have noticed that it took many more American deaths to drag the US into a war … which helps to explain why he took a full two years to figure out how to provoke Japan into pulling off their “surprise” attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

        I didn’t cover the Rockefeller’s sale of a poorly tested meningitis vaccine to the US army in late 1917 via the army’s 1911 adoption of a system of mandatory vaccines. The defenseless GIs, starting at Ft. Riley, Kansas immediately began getting sick. The Rockefellers continued to sell that vaccine to other US GI locations as well as to several foreign countries. Because of wartime censorship the first allowed mention of the sickness and dying appeared in a newspaper in Spain — a country not involved in that war. That gave the Wilson government the perfect cover story opportunity to falsely label the origin of what turned into some 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide as the mysterious “Spanish Flu” of unknown origin — which BTW killed more German soldiers during the war than combat. That “Spanish Flu” lie continues by the US government even to this present day.

        I didn’t cover the death of the first US Secretary of Defense on May 22,1949, James Forrestal, when he went out of an upper story at 2am from the government hospital where he had been imprisoned. The press was told that he committed suicide — never mind that the handwritten “suicide” note left behind was in another’s handwriting.

        I didn’t cover Operation Northwood which was a Joint Chief of Staff proposal to justify an invasion of Castro’s Cuba by attacking several US locations in Florida to be blamed on Castro. When JFK refused to go along with that plan … the military and the CIA hated his guts. Many years later when Trump in office declassified some (not all) of the JFK assassination documents that had been slapped with a classification order by the CIA, it was found that two US army crypto operators (stationed in France and Scotland) had independently picked up message traffic about planning the JFK assassination some three weeks before it actually happened. Part of those messages were discussing whether they should publicly blame the assassination on a communist or a negro. When both of those crypto operators reported their message traffic finding to their supervisors, they were each taken to mental hospitals, their careers were destroyed, and the CIA slapped a classification order on all related records of that incident.

        There are many more such stories of government treachery but this is not the place for an encyclopedic treatment of that.

        –Lewis

        • …and decades later Castro would flood the US with drugs from Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil…colluding with Shining Path communist guerrilla and the ELN/FARC in Colombia. He sent the Marielitos and destroyed the Florida anyways. Things should have been done without any black swan or false flags attacks.

        • And don’t forget about Operation Gladio…CIA’s invisible way of bankrolling their operations by bringing illegal drugs into the U.S. from Asian poppy fields.

  • Mr. Ommar, in the section “Border and migration crisis” you state:
    “First, let’s call it what it is: an invasion. Engineered or not, intentional or not, it’s past the point of crisis.”

    Your statement — and I mean this more as observation than as criticism — shows that you either can’t quite believe it, or can’t quite accept it: if it is an “invasion,” it is not “unintentional.”

    • Of course individuals are choosing to come – that intent is clear. I believe the implication of his statement questions the intent of larger entities, such as countries or powerful international organizations.

      I at least would say, yes: larger entites are driving this by deliberate design. Still, the prosperity and welfare of Western countries drives individuals to make the choice to illegally cross the border as well.

  • “I’ve been trying to warn about strikes, sit-downs, and other similar second-and-third-order effects from the beginning. They are not immediate but lagging. I know we’ve seen that before and whatnot; also, it’s one of those “Big Circles” things. But pissing off the people that grow our food or transport our stuff can get very real on the ground and quickly.”

    I’ve posted to this site before on this subject. There will be no organic protests of farmers here in the USA. The USA government has already picked its winners and losers. Years and years ago.

    Small family farmers like me are “quiet quitting”. What is the point to being big? The only way to be “successful” in Ag in the USA is to be so deep in debt that you wake up every day and trudge through your day doing the minimum to stay afloat. No, family farms my size have scaled down, decreased herd size (ever wonder why the USA cattle herd is at its lowest since 1951?, guys like me are holding back just enough to provide extra income from the farm instead of a primary income off the farm and are hustling on the side or taking a job away from the farm), sold off aging equipment to fix/repair/replace serviceable equipment and are renting out fields to rowcroppers with far mor optimism than the land owner.

    What is the frigging point to production farming when the USDA slides this little doozie out for farmers to chew on:https://www.fb.org/market-intel/net-farm-income-in-2024-forecast-to-be-down-25-from-last-year

    Anyone else been told that their business is going to take a 25% net income haircut (27%+ after inflation)? Nope. Sorry, Fabian, we can’t AFFORD to drive our tractors to the county seat, let alone the National Capital. I, and many like me have been protesting for years already by quietly doing less. Far, far less.

    • Jim, you are the very farmer type that this country needs more of–small and local. While most still think food comes from grocery stores, neatly packaged in plastic and microwavable, more and more of us are waking up. Be alert to folks in your area that will finally pay you a decent wage to grow far better food than you can find in the BigAg brands.

      • LadyLifeGrows, thank you for your kind and encouraging words.

        I’m going to offer an article with verifiable hot links in it for ease of cross referencing for any interested. https://www.drovers.com/news/ag-policy/nasda-urges-federal-support-state-meat-inspection-programs

        A quick summary: the FSIS (USDA) state cooperative meat inspection program has been reduced by 7% in 2023 and is facing another funding cut of ?% for 2024. This will directly affect small and medium plants for the 25 participating states of the Cooperative FSIS in the USA. Meaning, those small plants that depend on state inspection will have no inspection and will lose (through no fault of their own) their ability to process. This will result in only one of three outcomes: 1) permanent plant closures 2) acceptance of federal inspection 3) restructuring as a custom exempt plant (which will mean a reduction of paid labor)

        These moves of defunding by the usda are purposeful and timely. The farm and food supply chain is obviously weak since CV19 and not showing signs of improvement. Many businesses opened and were in states that required inspection for farm sales (that’s an individual state issue. One that needs to be fought against IMO) now that this funding is being reduced, those that jumped in (suckered in) are going to have the rug yanked out from under them. Welcome to Agriculture boys! It’s always the same; bait and switch.

        My wife and I have a little plant and we are custom exempt. It’s beautiful and surgically sterile. We built a full size upstairs over it for a multi purpose space for classroom teaching of meat, dairy, vegetable processing classes. May even start using my utube channel so I can fuss and rare on it rather than tax my fingers and people’s patience having to read.

      • Those of us still working are paying close to 30% interest on our credit cards. I have paid over the minimum, weeks before the due date and, still had my interest rate raised. Until this country enforces our usury laws the high credit card interest rates will continue to consume our incomes. Soon the credit card companies will be the only ones buying food.

  • Fabian Ommar doesn’t take into account the leaked plans of communist China and Russia, namely nuclear war. The question is not if, but when?

    The leadership of both political parties in the U.S. are led by traitors—Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, et. al. for the Democrats, Mitch McConnel and other RINOs for the Republicans. Those traitors are itching for a civil war in the U.S. but fear to start it because they, for good reason, fear that they will lose. To even the odds, the traitors have imported the equivalent of two divisions of Chinese troops, to be joined to their weapons already smuggled into this country, as well as thousands of military age single males from other countries. We will taste what Selco went through.

    The biggest cause of our thirdworldization is the destruction of morality connected to the persecution of Christianity. No, Christians aren’t being killed for their organs yet, as in China, but they are being discriminated against in the manner of a thousand tiny cuts. Morality is needed to hold a country together. Immorality destroys. Under immorality people lie, cheat, steal, murder, pretend to be what they aren’t (especially claiming to be Christians when they aren’t to give Christianity a bad name), boasting, cutting others down, underpaying their workers, etc. acting out their selfishness in ways that hurt others as well as themselves.

    The spikes in crime, drug abuse and homeless are all connected with the breakdown in morality.

    “In a rebellious land, many are its policemen” Proverbs 28:2 because the only way to rule an immoral land is to make it a police state, like in China and Russia. Even so, corruption is rampant in both countries, worse than in Ukraine which is trying to clean up the corruption left behind from Russian rule.

      • The people in Ukraine who bribed the Bidens did so on behalf of Moscow, not Ukraine. Yes Ukraine still has a lot of corruption, but it pales in comparison to Russia and China.

        This is not an endorsement of Ukraine, just the facts.

  • IMHO, The Third Worldization of our education system is one of the biggest threats to the US.
    Not a single student can do math at grade level in 53 Illinois schools.
    Not a single student can read at grade level in 30 Illinois schools.
    23 Baltimore City Schools had ZERO students test proficient in math during the most recent Maryland state testing. This includes 10 high schools.
    The average test scores for U.S. 13-year-olds have dipped in reading and dropped sharply in math since 2020, according to new data from National Assessment of Educational Progress.

    “The average scores, from tests given last fall, declined 4 points in reading and 9 points in math, compared with tests given in the 2019-2020 school year, and are the lowest in decades. The declines in reading were more pronounced for lower performing students, but dropped across all percentiles,” NPR reported.

    Homeschooling has gone from a misaligned fringe narrative, to mainstream as more and more parents are opting out of public education. While the COVID lockdowns are responsible for the education decline, the one upside was parents were able to see what was actually being taught to their children. And they were appalled. Appalled by the leftist agenda being forced on their children. The push back got so bad, some schools tried to force parents to sign waivers that the parents would NOT listen in to what was being taught.
    But why one has to ask? Why would teachers go to such lengths to prevent what was being taught to their students that they would try to hide it from the child’s parents?

    • Absolutely, 1StMarine. That’s a grave long term consequence, good point. I was reading a study the other day about the drop in average IQ of the American population during the last decade, any drop is concerning because it’s supposed to keep rising slowly not going backwards. Here in my country that’s an issue as well, the avg IQ is 83 that’s way too low to promote continuous and sustainable growth or prosperity. While Finnish kids read 15 or 17 books on avg per year, here they only read 0.7 book/year. Can’t go too far with those numbers. Also, the lower the IQ the higher the violence in a country, for obvious reasons.

    • I had to explain to a young cashier at CVS what making change for a $20 meant. I wanted a $10, $5, and 5 ones. He didn’t know how to count it out. Talk about not being taught basic math at school or at home.

    • And yet so many schools are being ‘upgraded’ & are under construction for newer, larger buildings. We have a referendum in April on uniting 2 middle schools in our district to the tune of increasing our rural property taxes an extra $3/$1000 of assessed value of our homes. That’s substantial for a rural community & for a declining enrollment. I’m smelling something here & will vote a big fat ‘NO’ on this referendum.

      Schools across the nation must be getting paid grants by the govt. (where is this coming from??) even though enrollments are decreasing. It’s such a scam. Our proposal even wants to build a 0-4 year old daycare to the proposed addition of that middle school.

      They are really trying to get our kids earlier & earlier in the system, it’s tragic.

    • Okay. So our students can’t read or do math. But they’re gaming skills are proficient as well as being sensitive to all 67 genders.

    • I think there is more to the woeful state of test scores and illiteracy in reading and math that just the decline in the education system. I think the increase in phone addiction plays a part there too, but we need better data to understand it fully.
      As a teacher, I found it fascinating that the higher reading scores were from the students with VERY poor attendance…the top score was always one student who almost never attended. Another teacher saw the same, so my data wasn’t isolated. Do those students tend to spend more time alone and reading, (whether intentional or not)? How can attending school actually make you WORSE at reading, yet in some cases that seems to be true? Perhaps by the time they are teens those that are home who have acceptable literacy will read more, and those who got “pushed along” in school to the upper grades in spite of failing scores will forever be semi-literate….

    • I live in IL and this is exactly why my son attends a private school. They shut down the end of the school year when covid first hit but they went full time after that. I have checked our local public schools to see what kinds of extra curricular activities including clubs and was appalled by the kinds of clubs they have for elementary schools. It’s sad that our county has one of the highest real estate tax rates in the state and IL is one of the highest in the US but the public schools in our town are absolutely horrible. Our son is in 7th and we’re really hoping to be moved out of the state before he begins high school. Education and RE taxes are not the only reasons IL is not good. There are too many to name!

  • Most of the “red” states in the US are already 3rd world – lack of proper sewage systems, safe drinking water, food insecurity/food deserts, schools (acerbated by Brown vs Ferguson), medical/dental/vision, maternal mortality, pre-term births/infant deaths, money directed by the Feds to help parceled out to politicians/rich/select people (think Brett Favre who does have a point the former gov is no saint yet gov Tater Tot won’t do a damn thing). Yet these very states complain they can’t find workers blah, blah, blah. You reap what you sow.

    • Once again, you have that wrong.
      If you will note my post above, those cities and states are all Blue.
      Blue cities have the largest food insecurity and food deserts as Democrat controlled city councils and soft on crime DAs let criminals roam free. A recent CNN show, the anchor woman was left in shock when the reporter told her, criminals do not stay in Florida. They commit their crimes in NYC, go to Florida to spend their ill gotten gains. And go back to NYC. They do not commit crime in Florida because they know they will be arrested and held accountable for their crimes. But not in NYC!
      More and more stores are closing in Blue ran cities, citing crime as the reason.
      More and more people are fleeing Blue cities and states for the grand failures they are.
      The rest of your post is based off of no facts but lies you made up.

    • Want to actually see what third world conditions are like here in the US?
      Just look at Blue ran cities like San Fran, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Baltimore, DC.
      Crap on the streets. Open air drug markets. Homeless camps. Car jackings. Crime. Hollowed out downtown areas as more and more stores and grocery stores close their doors. Due to the poor sanitation of the homeless camps, they are seeing spikes in diseases that are normally only seen in third world countries.
      All failed Democrat policies.

  • What do you see as the biggest cause of American “Thirdworldization?” Actually, what’s occurring in the United States is similar to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in A.D. 476. Tragically, America is currently in its “Collapse Period.”

  • Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report issued Thursday said it rather plainly:

    “In his interview with our office, Mr. Biden’s memory was worse.

    He did not remember when he was vice president, forgetting on the first day of the interview when his term ended (“if it was 2013, when did I stop being Vice President?”), and forgetting on the second day of the interview when his term began (“in 2009, am I still Vice president?”).

    He did not remember even within several years, when his son Beau died.

    And his memory appeared hazy when describing the Afghanistan debate that was once so important to him.”

    Yeah. That is the leader of the free world.

  • “They’re bringing something here to cause us harm. You have to believe that. China has safe houses in every state in the United States. My name is Rick Jones. I’m the Butler County Sheriff, Butler County, Ohio. I just came back from the National Sheriff’s Training in DC three days ago, two days ago. We were briefed by the FBI director Ray, the director of the FBI, and several federal agencies. There’s 3,300 sheriffs in the United States.

    The President of the United States refuses to meet with the sheriffs of the 3,300. We have a hierarchy. We have a president. We have a vice president. The President of the United States refuses to meet with the sheriffs.

    He also refuses to meet with the police chiefs of the United States. They have a hierarchy also. He refuses to meet with them to talk about border issues or talk about crime that’s going on because of the border issue. We were also told by Mr. Ray, the FBI director, that there are more red flags going off now than before 9-11. Okay?

    When I say red flags, meaning people that are here in this country that are wanting to do harm to us. We were also explained we’re bombing two countries right now. Two countries. These people do not like us before this started. There’s thousands of people here from other countries, 160 different countries. They’re here not to be our friends.”

    –Ohio Sheriff Richard K. Jones

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