America's weakest generation is in bad shape. Not simply mentally and morally, but physically as well. A new report about to be released at the American College of Cardiology's annual conference shows that Americans under 40 are increasingly at risk for heart attacks and strokes. Among the findings are that the incidence of heart disease has been increasing at the rate of about 2% per year since 2009.
This was probably predictable. In the 1990s, public schools largely abandoned physical fitness requirements and scrapped Health classes in favor of political indoctrination and non-competitive, non-outcome based activities. And, as the study shows, proliferation of narcotics among the young is also taking its toll. The result of all of this are people in colleges stoned out of their minds playing with coloring-books and Play-Doh in 'safe spaces' whenever they feel slightly upset about something.
Physically, Generation Snowflake isn't doing much better. Besides greater susceptibility to heart problems, obesity is rampant---reaching 40% in some demographics. Suicide, homicide, and drug overdoses are the leading causes of death in people under 40. According to some sources, 1 in 8 men under 30 are sexually impotent. The infant mortality rate in the US is higher than any country in the industrialized world.
Dr. Ron Blankenstein of Harvard Medical School says that more young people need to "swear off cocaine and marijuana because they’re not necessarily good for your heart.”
Wait a moment, though. Hasn't the Whacko Left Wing been assuring us all for the past decade that Marijuana is safe? Not long ago, they were hooting Jeff Sessions with derision for suggesting that pot is actually dangerous.
And that isn't simply political rhetoric on Sessions' part. A Canadian study concluded last months that foetuses exposed to in utero marijuana use are deeply susceptible to long-term health effects. And Canadian researchers are also noting actual deaths from marijuana-induced heart failures since the drug was legalized in that country last year. But we rarely hear of these health risks in the US. Why is that so?
It could well have something to do with the millions of dollars spent on pro-marijuana lobbying by vested financial interests. The industry maintains 50 paid Beltway lobbyists---2/3 of whom are 'revolving door' ex-government employees. Among the leading donors are The New Federalism Fund which, despite its name, is a coalition of major Colorado marijuana growers. Another is The National Cannabis Industry Association; yet another is The Cannabis Trade Association. Pallia Tech (now known as Curaleaf) is a major medical marijuana cartel---even traded in the Canadian Stock Market. Surterra Holdings is another American based cartel headed by Beau Wrigley, heir to the chewing-gum company fortune. These various dispensary syndicates attracted a whopping $8 billion in transnational investments during the first three quarters of 2018.
So far from being a populist movement, the marijuana industry is tied in with corporate and political freebooters---like most of the rest of Big Pharma. And they push Marijuana regardless of the interests of national health just like they push Opioids, Amphetamines, and Barbiturates on an unsuspecting public. Basically what we've had here is a hostile takeover of the Black Market.
And meanwhile, younger and younger people are suffering cardiovascular problems. All this while the now-legalized dope pushers laugh all the way to the bank.