We talked about Teen Suicide last week and many responded with dramatic personal tales and observations.
Let’s talk the Heartland of America, I know Omaha pretty well.
I lived in Omaha off and on from 1963 until 1980–attended Creighton U undergrad, med and law and was on the medical, nursing and pharmacy faculty. My father practiced medicine in Omaha from 63 to his retirement in 91. You would expect that Omaha would be a peaceful and orderly place, populated and dominated by God Fearing middle of the road basically conservative folks. NOPE. The Good Folks of Omaha have a cultural cancer growing in their city, like so many other cities of America.
I was on the faculty and practiced medicine in the Omaha ghetto at an outreach Creighton Med office and then my private office for 6 years. I saw some problems in the 60s as a student, then in the 70s as a physician, but it’s worse now, by a bunch.
All is not well in Omaha. It has suffered from gang violence for 20 years and more.
Omaha is the home of the 2 year old who made news last week for an obscenity laced You tube video,
but that’s not the half of it–the child is living in a barbarian household and gang violence is a major factor, along with drugs and just a plain savage home environment, by any measure.
We are so in trouble in America.
You think Omaha is worse than Detroit, Chicago, Philly, or DC? 92 million eligible able bodied members of the work force are unemployed and we are experimenting with legalizing drugs and expanding the welfare freebie dependent state?