Some Hard Truths or Bye Bye America

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu8/31/16
I would like to give you, dear reader, some revealing statistics which bear directly upon the future of the United States of America.

Illegitimacy Rates in the U.S.A. for the year 2014:

All races: 40.2%

White:
35.7% All
29.2% Non-Hispanic

Black:
70.4% All
70.9% Non-Hispanic

Amerindian: 65.7%

Asian/P. Islander: 16.4%

Hispanic: 52.9%

1,604,870 illegitimate children were born in the U.S.A. in the year 2014. Let that sink in.

(The above numbers are from the “National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 64, No. 12, December 23, 2015”)

Now let me give you some historical numbers on illegitimacy rates in the U.S.A. from the Department of Labor:

White
2% 1940
3.07% 1963

Black
16.8% 1940
23.6% 1963

The contrast is pretty startling isn’t it?

More recently, in 1980, the illegitimacy rate in the U.S.A. was 18.4%. It continued increasing to 41% in 2009, and has decreased slightly each year thereafter. Now it is only 40.2%, as noted above.

Let’s look at this from another viewpoint.

In 1980 there were 29.4 illegitimate births per 1000 women in the U.S.A. In 2014, this number was 43.9. That is an almost 50% increase.

If these numbers do not send a chill up your back, then you must be comatose or a libertarian.

Over the last 36 years alone, this country has churned out something like 40 million babies without fathers at home. Can a country long last which has as one of its biggest product bastards? And here’s a thought which might make one despair. What would these numbers be if abortion had not been legal? Talk about a lose/lose situation.

All other problems facing this country are picayune when compared to this one. The costs, and here I do not mean only monetary, are simply too great to bear over an extended period of time without debasing the whole society.
Will either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton try to address this fundamental problem in America? I think not. More importantly, will Americans as a whole do anything to address this shame? Given the statistics, I believe the answer to that question was given long ago. It is a resounding “No!”

With all the attendant problems which arise out of illegitimacy, can anyone deny that the above numbers are evidence of a tremendous ethical, moral and educational scandal? To my mind, this has been and continues to be the biggest threat facing America. Since it does not appear that we have the will to call it what it is, much less do anything to correct the problem, I think the end of that late great place called the United States of America cannot be far off. It was good while it lasted. Bye, bye.


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36 Responses to Some Hard Truths or Bye Bye America

  1. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    What in the world has gotten into you, Mr. Kung? All those statistic are evidence of progress in this country. I wasn’t kidding when I said the reining influence in these United States is “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” Woman are now freed from oppressive male paternalism.

    Jeepers, Mr. Kung. Get with the plan. And the so-called social destruction caused by kids raised without a father is also a benefit. These little monsters will help solidify the need for the state as surrogate spouse and parent, for only when the constraining bonds and habits of the family are broken can the social utopia be ushered in via benevolent and all-wise government planners.

    We’ve got to find every way we can to make those numbers even higher. Yes, the trend is good, but they should be much higher.

  2. Rosalys says:

    Yes, the illegitimacy rate is awful, but it is just one brick in a wall which is crumbling, because the foundation has been compromised. Fix just this one problem and the country is still doomed. Repair the foundation and all the problems will be fixable.

    • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

      Fix just this one problem and the country is still doomed. Repair the foundation and all the problems will be fixable.

      This one problem is so vast and touches so many societal nerves that I believe by fixing it we would go a long way to fixing the country as a whole.

      • Tom Riehl Tom Riehl says:

        I agree, KFZ, and that is because it is decidedly not a scandal at all. It is a purely logical result of the abandonment of our Judeo-Christian founding principles. Scandals are usually some fiendish perpetration by a bad actor such as a Clinton.

        There will be either national repentance and a return to morality, or there will be national death. Your pessimism is well founded, however we characterize the horrid symptoms of our decline. My personal opinion is that there will be a period of civil unrest and even violence due to this general rejection of our moral basis. We will suffer for the sins of the large portion of our citizens who so reject Him.

        Maybe, and only maybe, after this period of atonement our nation may right its path. Only prayer can help.

        • Rosalys says:

          “There will be either national repentance and a return to morality, or there will be national death.”

          Exactly! National repentance and a return to morality (ie. a revival of Christianity) is repairing the foundation. Without it you will not see an end to abortion or any of the other myriad problems in our country! Abortion is a symptom, a problem, not the problem. Our problems are spiritual.

          “My personal opinion is that there will be a period of civil unrest and even violence due to this general rejection of our moral basis. We will suffer for the sins of the large portion of our citizens who so reject Him.”

          I agree 100%! It ain’t gonna be pretty!

          “Maybe, and only maybe, after this period of atonement our nation may right its path. Only prayer can help.”

          Amen, Bro!

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          Unfortunately, politics and whole societies can’t be turned into a hallelujah choir. It may be interesting to talk about the redemption of a whole society, that once it has felt the pain of its sin it will have a come to Jesus moment.

          That could work for tribes or very small countries. But a nation as vast as America isn’t likely to have a come to Jesus moment — especially when so much of Leftist values have been incorporated into Christian religion. Don’t forget that the largest Christian segment, Catholicism, has a Marxist pope spreading Marxist doctrine.

          Who knows what could happen if Big Government, like King George, becomes too overbearing even for welfare queens. Maybe King George will do something atrocious like outlaw tattoos. That might get the natives restless. But I think its more likely that people will adapt to new ways of life, even if with far less freedom.

          But as for civil unrest and violence, you can pencil that in on your calendar. That is inevitable. It could be triggered by an economic downturn or something else. But the forces are there, ready, and quite willing to loot and destroy just for the sake of doing so. When you teach large segments of the population that they are victims then the culmination of their identity can be found in blood, flames, and overturned cars.

          • Tom Riehl Tom Riehl says:

            We had one revolution against egregious self-serving masters-at-a-distance. We can have another.

            • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

              Tom, my ongoing intellectual (sporting) question is: For the populace long indoctrinated in our vulgar pop culture and inculcated with “Progressive” values (particularly a trust for all things governmental, if at least produced by Leftists), what would these folk consider “a long train of abuses and usurpations”?

              That’s not a trick question or one meant to be flippant. I really want to know. What could Hillary, for instance, do that would cause your typical low-information Progressive to throw tea into the harbor? I invite a Leftist or Progressive to author a guest editorial on the subject. I really want to know what is “too much” in terms of the Progressive mindset. I admit, I don’t have any idea (other than perhaps outlawing tattoos).

          • Rosalys says:

            It won’t take a turning around of 100% of the whole population to turn things around, anymore than it took 100% of the colonial population to fight a war against Great Britain. America has had several Great Awakenings, and yet another is not outside the realm of possibility. What is most important is for Christians to get serious about believing God, begin purging heresy from the Church, and start praying fervently for revival. And, NO! I am NOT calling for burning anyone at the stake! We each have to grow a pair and start calling sin what it is, and to hell with political correctness or offending anyone of the protected classes, because that where it came from and that’s where it needs to return to!

            It’s also possible that God has decided that our time is up, that we (the United States) have been weighed in the balance and found wanting. In that case, oh Christian, it’s time to hunker down and weather the storm.

            It’s also possible that these are the end times, in which case we must look up, for our redemption draweth nigh!

            But never stop spreading the Gospel, because there are many, many souls yet to be saved.

  3. Timothy Lane says:

    This is why many people (especially liberals), including the authors of the economics study Freakonomics, have argued that legalized abortion helped keep the crime (and welfare) rate down. Bill Bennett got into trouble for discussing this honestly on his radio show after Freakonomics came out, and Poul Anderson once mentioned in FOSFAX that his mental reaction when someone made a similar argument was the single word Endlösung.

    • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

      This is why many people (especially liberals), including the authors of the economics study Freakonomics, have argued that legalized abortion helped keep the crime (and welfare) rate down.

      I have never read Freakonomics, but I have mused upon this point in the past, particularly the question of welfare.

      Of course abortion and illegitimacy are symptoms of deeply rooted problems. Sexual immorality, stupidity, laziness and selfishness come immediately to mind. Yes, I realize that mankind has always displayed these characteristics, but for much of our history, we tried to keep them under some type of control. Religion served that purpose well. Now????

      • Timothy Lane says:

        Now the problem, as I believe most or all of us know, is that the culture no longer wants to keep them under control.

      • Rosalys says:

        “Yes, I realize that mankind has always displayed these characteristics, but for much of our history, we tried to keep them under some type of control.”

        We used to recognize them as sin, or as vices if you prefer.

        Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! – Isaiah 5:20

  4. Glenn Fairman says:

    I have several nieces that have common law relationships with their mates but have not married. It is interesting that their children were all delivered at state expense as Medi-Cal babies. Gaming the system is a consequence of this mindset that believes that there are no substantial consequences to living your life like an unmade bed. The sins of the fathers are visited…….

    • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

      Gaming the system is a consequence of this mindset that believes that there are no substantial consequences to living your life like an unmade bed.

      One of the many negative results from this mindset.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      living your life like an unmade bed

      Glenn, you just named the title of your first book or your next article. Or poem. I’ll steal your intellectual property rights regarding the limerick though:

      There once was was a girl named Wendy
      Whose reliance on Big Guv was spendy
      Not in God do we trust
      Just the sperm donor’s thrust
      Bastardy was made so very trendy

      • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

        My first belly laugh of the day.

        I just reread your limerick and would like to make one suggestion.

        The first line seems to flow slightly better as:

        “There once was a girl name of Wendy”

      • Rosalys says:

        You do have a real talent for limericks!

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          Thanks. It might be a chore rhyming with “Rosalys” though (assuming I know how to pronounce it). Might rhyme with “Doze-a-bit”? Kinda sorta?

          • Rosalys says:

            It’s pronounced, Rose Alice.

            Hey! You’re not trying to fit me into that limerick, are you? If you don’t want me around any more, just say so, and I’ll leave! I spendy my own money!

  5. Glenn Fairman says:

    It is easier to control amoral animals who live in a state of dependency, and moral breakdown can be viewed as either the precursor or the product in this tango of decline. When a civilization abandons its regimen of moral push-ups and eyes only the slovenly economic advantage of the pigsty, do not be surprised when the farmer’s blade is sharpened for thee.

  6. NAHALKIDES NAHALKIDES says:

    Shocking statistics, KFZ – worse than I had imagined. The cultural Left has obviously been very successful in its attacks on the family, and we haven’t even begun to feel the effects of same-sex “marriage” yet (which it seems to me will have the effect of lowering the rate of real marriage even further). “Transgenderism” will further undermine the family by attacking traditional sex roles and even denying the concept of two sexes.

    And I agree with you that a free republic cannot long endure under such conditions. For one thing, America is already divided largely along the lines of traditional families vs. fatherless households (with nutty homosexual and/or polyamorous “households” no doubt waiting just ahead), although this is largely misunderstood as a racial division. When you add to that the BLM-Left trying to provoke a race war and an increasingly downwardly mobile white middle class stuck with bills for the welfare state it can’t pay with the jobs it doesn’t have, and mix in immigration at colonization levels, the lid could blow off this powder keg at almost any time.

  7. Ladd Tomlin says:

    “All other problems facing this country are picayune when compared to this on .”
    Amen! And despite that truth, the issue is not even discussed in Congress. Illegitimacy drives every social pathology, and the root cause is the Federal subsidization of it via the welfare system. THAT–the welfare system–is a fixable problem. Difficult, to be sure, but fixable IF there is leadership on the issue, but right now I don’t see it.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Many conservatives have pointed out that this is why social conservatism is an essential component of fiscal conservatism. Maybe someday the libertarians will allow themselves to realize this. For obvious reasons, the liberals have no interest in doing so (or, if they do realize it, wishing to stop it).

  8. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    “Illegitimacy” = “man not in the home.” But because women today are thought not only equal to men, but superior, this is a feature not a bug. Let’s continue glorifying the single-mother and expecting little from the male but being a sperm donor.

    One might ask whose purpose this serves, but it does serve someone’s purpose.

  9. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    More information regarding the collapse of American society. Divorce is another subject which cannot be honestly discussed as too many Americans have gone through it and don’t want to hear the truth about its negative consequences.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/09/27/how-decades-of-divorce-helped-erode-religion/

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Granted, I didn’t listen to more than about 25 minutes of the Trump/Hillary debate last night, but I couldn’t help thinking that the nation’s most pressing problems were not addressed:

      1) How to deal with Islamism

      2) The plague of bastardy

      3) The national debt/yearly deficit

      4) The lousy public schools system that regularly produces dolts

      5) The disintegration and degeneration of the social fabric, particularly in heavily Democratic cities, particularly heavily black ones

      6) The coarsening, dumbing-down, and vulgarizing of our culture.

      7) The detrimental social impact of socialism

      Number 8 would have been the regulatory state, but Trump did touch on this.

      Yes, Donald. By all means, renegotiate a better trade deal with China and Mexico. But that’s a bit like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic compared to those other points.

      And concerning the erosion of religion, I hope you did read (I think you did) that David French article I linked to from NRO that mentioned how several of the Christian leaders were pimping themselves to Trump in order to try to stay relevant.

      And I don’t sprinkle the following with any holier-than-thou. But Christianity is based upon God becoming man in order to share our nature and rescue it. His thanks for his effort was to be abandoned, tortured, and then brutally murdered in the most scandalous and humiliating way of the time.

      But it’s too much for “Christians” these days to stand by their principles even with very little threat to themselves for doing so. Who do they follow? Trump? Good god, what a bunch of phony Christians. Note, this all applies doubly to Ted Cruz.

      • Timothy Lane says:

        I think Islamism came up to some extent, and perhaps some of the other issues. Incidentally, the September Imprimis (which I just got and read today) looks into the problem of declining class mobility in America, and the reasons for it. Much of it will sound very familiar.

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