The decline of functioning society - What's going on?

travelnature

 
Banned
Non-Christian
I went to Google street view and dropped the little man in 5 random majority Hispanic communities in 4 northeast US cities - Reading, PA, Allentown, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Trenton, NJ. I only moved the street view once from where I randomly placed it to get out of an alley. This is what happens when the white people die out and are replaced by Hispanics who do not maintain what they have inherited. The style of the buildings is different than what you would find in Latin America, but their condition is the same.
Just for the sake of accuracy, the pictured buildings are in good condition except one in the last picture.
But even that condition is a lot better than what I see in many small rural white towns far away from big cities, as I travel all over.
Anything from giant heaps of materials from whole house collapses that no one removes for years, to dilapidated houses and trailers people live in looking like Ukraine, burned out trailers and homes post meth lab explosion no one cleans up, to full yards full of junk/6 feet tall piles with no place to walk.
I have quite a collection of photos but won't post because it's disrespectful to residents, these were made for my personal use.
When people don't have country/city ordinances to control appearance and debris that's what it all turns into (this and meth and fentanyl, which are all over rural towns)
 
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Nordwand

Pelican
Other Christian
I'm not sure if it's a local issue, or if it's actually just me, but it seems things have changed quite noticeably the last few weeks or so.

As soon as I leave my home the chaos of the world hits me. Unfriendly people, maniac drivers, and general dysfunction in pretty much all aspects of society seem to have been turned up several degrees.

I have gotten to the point I really have little interest in leaving the house. I really need to get away from this city, but for now that's not possible.

Is anyone else experiencing something similar, or is it just me? Either way, if anyone's willing to say a quick prayer for me it would be greatly appreciated.
You're not alone - come early evening, when I'm sat in front of the TV, streaming a Euro-crime drama, I also wonder why I even bother to leave the house, apart from buying essentials. Certainly, on a day to day basis, my world is gone.
 

Towgunner

Kingfisher
The continued decline we're witnessing as well as the depravity and outright evil that is occurring all around has convinced me of the undeniable practical necessity of having a firm moral system and that this moral system needs to be grounded in Christianity. Now that we're literally on the cusp of systematic pedophilia, as well as, having already approved of child sexual grooming and genital mutilation tell us that without a robust and reliable moral structure, that is, for instance, not relative but objective, is absolutely necessary. Without such an institution you get what we have, which is the widespread justification for these odious items above. And that's the thing to really focus on. It's not that these terrible things are happening, per se, rather, there is a rationalized "justification", if you will, that goes behind it. In other words, the people behind these awful things actually believe they're not doing anything wrong and are, in fact, doing good. That scares me because it provides the intellectual grounding to excuse what is otherwise absolutely nightmarish and intolerable behavior of the first order. The question is, how was that able to occur in the first place? Here at RVF we've nit-picked this thoroughly and can point to a variety of catalysts that have led us here. For instance, the sexual revolution. But, when you reduce it further, which is necessary given how terrible things have become, you invariably arrive at the conclusion that without a robust and objective moral structure, terrible things will happen. For if morality is relative or subjective to the individual then why can't sex with children not be okay...all it takes is for just one individual to say it is and that's that. This opens the possibility to justify things like pedophilia no matter how twisted, contorted, and contradictory the "rationale" behind it is. But that is the sort of thing we can expect to see happen when subjectivity replaces objectivity. Right now, it's difficult to see beyond the moment, but, the future comes whether we like it or not. So, at some point, there will be a repudiation of all of this and with it will be new thinking, which I think cannot avoid the necessity of real morality. Our argument, at present, is exceedingly powerful - in essence, we have all the evidence needed to win all arguments against, say, moral relativity. But, to not be too ahead of myself, as I said, whether its popularly acknowledged at present or not, its now abundantly clear that we cannot continue as a society and even species until we have objective morality and Christianity as the purveyor and curator of said moral system.
 

Towgunner

Kingfisher
I'm not sure if it's a local issue, or if it's actually just me, but it seems things have changed quite noticeably the last few weeks or so.

As soon as I leave my home the chaos of the world hits me. Unfriendly people, maniac drivers, and general dysfunction in pretty much all aspects of society seem to have been turned up several degrees.

I have gotten to the point I really have little interest in leaving the house. I really need to get away from this city, but for now that's not possible.

Is anyone else experiencing something similar, or is it just me? Either way, if anyone's willing to say a quick prayer for me it would be greatly appreciated.

Hey, you're not alone. I feel the same exact thing you feel. My hometown went from being what I thought was a conservative or, at least, a conservative-leaning town to a cesspool of radical leftists after the whole George Floyd situation in 2020. It was like someone flicked a switch. I'm reminded of how incredible that time was - we literally witnessed a socialist revolution before our eyes. Since then, I have found it increasingly hard to go outside of my home and interact with people. I look at strangers with suspicion and even antagonism. My reasons are firm and rational and I will stand by that. An individual that does not think men and women exist exhibits clear and undeniable detachment from reality. An individual that would deliberately send their children to witness a grown man in lingerie doing sexual dances in front of them is committing an act of sexual abuse on their kids. And if a person is willing to accept all of those things then they will most definitely accept pedophilia, which is unfolding right now. It's personally distressing and emotionally draining to be among a perverted sexually obsessive community. Obviously, the only thing that matters to these people is having sex. After all, from abortion to homosexuality to "trans" to drag queen story hour is all rooted in sex. Additionally, an individual that is "identifying" as a different sex or "gender" than what they were born as, is distressing. Those individuals are imposing their selfish and grotesque views onto other people who never asked to be subjected to this sort of thing. Its very hard to be around such individuals. The character of these people is another thing. The whining, the narcissism, the hate. Its repulsive.
 

homersheineken

Pelican
Protestant

Do you know any adults that still live at home with their parents? If you are like most Americans, you probably know lots of them. Sadly, that is because the percentage of young adults that are living with at least one parent has been trending upwards for decades. Of course the cost of housing is one factor that is driving this phenomenon. At one point in 2022, housing was more unaffordable than it had ever been in the entire history of our country. So the truth is that many of the multi-generational households that exist today have formed due to economic necessity.

But in other cases, “kidults” that simply refuse to grow up have moved back home with Mom and Dad because it is easier than trying to live independently.



Thanks to the “kidult” trend, approximately half of all U.S. adults in the 18 to 29-year-old age bracket are currently living with at least one parent…

In July 2022, half of adults ages 18 to 29 were living with one or both of their parents. This was down from a recent peak of 52% in June 2020 but still significantly higher than the share who were living with their parents in 2010 (44% on average that year) or 2000 (38% on average).
So what do parents think about all of this?

Well, some like it, but even more don’t like it

The share of adult children who live with their parents has ticked up in recent years. This just in: The parents don’t like it.
A recent Pew survey found two-fifths of dads believe parents hosting adult children is bad for society, while only 12 percent think it’s a good thing. Moms agree, albeit to a lesser degree.
Overall, the Pew survey discovered that Americans have very mixed feelings about this phenomenon…

Over a third of Americans (36%) say that more young adults living with their parents is bad for society, while 16% say it is good for society. Nearly half of Americans (47%) say it doesn’t make a difference.
Of course every story is different.

Some adults are living at home because they just cannot afford homes of their own.

These days, millions of young people graduate from college with massive amounts of debt, and when all of that debt forces them to go back to living with their parents they are referred to as “boomerang kids”.

If you are a young person that has been financially crippled by student loan debt, I certainly don’t blame you for trying to save money so that you can turn your life around.

Ultimately, trying to get out of debt is a really good thing.

But of course there are millions of other young adults that simply refuse to grow up.

In fact, they have become so numerous that the toy industry has created a special term for them. They are called “kidults”, and these days they are spending billions of dollars on toys

There are two things keeping the toy industry afloat right now: inflation and a consumer group known as “kidults.”
These kids at heart are responsible for one-fourth of all toy sales annually, around $9 billion worth, and are the biggest driver of growth throughout the industry, according to data from the NPD Group.
Have you ever met an adult that has a special room for all of his Star Wars collectibles?

If so, then you probably have a really good idea of the type of person that I am talking about.

“Kidults” are shelling out so much money for toys that toy companies have actually begun to create “product lines just for these consumers”

Kidults, who tend to spend more on toys, have a great fondness for cartoons, superheroes and collectibles that remind them of their childhood. They buy merchandise such as action figures, Lego sets and dolls that might typically be considered “for kids.” However, in recent years, toy makers have created product lines just for these consumers, realizing that demand is high for this generation of adults who still want to have fun.
I am all for having fun.

But this is getting ridiculous.


Sadly, men are much more likely to be “kidults” than women are.

Needless to say, this is one of the reasons why many women find it so difficult to find someone suitable to marry.

The labor force participation rate for men has been trending down for decades, and meanwhile the labor force participation rate for women has been trending up for decades.

Of course the systematic emasculation of the male population is another reason why this has been happening, but that is a topic for another article.

Once upon a time, it was extremely unusual for an able-bodied male to be doing nothing if he was capable of working.

But now we have millions upon millions of men that have simply dropped out of the labor force completely.

Some of those men are now living with their parents, and that isn’t good for our society.

Unfortunately, as economic conditions deteriorate, even more young adults will move back home with Mom and Dad. According to a Wall Street Journal poll that was just released, approximately two-thirds of Americans believe that “the nation’s economic trajectory is headed in the wrong direction”…

A majority of voters think the economy will be in worse shape in 2023 than it is now and roughly two-thirds say the nation’s economic trajectory is headed in the wrong direction, the latest Wall Street Journal poll shows.
The survey, conducted Dec. 3-7, suggests a recent burst of positive economic news—moderating gas prices and a slowing pace of inflation—haven’t altered the way many feel about the risk of a recession, something many economists have forecast as likely.
The coming year is definitely going to be quite rough, and the outlook for beyond that is even worse.

As the economy crumbles and global events spiral out of control, we are going to need men to be men.

But a lot of the “kidults” out there simply don’t want to be men, and that is extremely unfortunate.
 

TheosisSeeker

 
Banned
Orthodox Catechumen
Places that were livable even a few years ago are declining. There's no denying there is a systematic effort to turn the country more 3rd world.

I believe mental health had taken a downward turn since covid. Covid was the just the catalyst that unleashed more psychologically and spiritually sick people into the world.

Many places you go, you just sense something is very very wrong, but you can't exactly pinpoint what it is. My theory is that the demonic presences are increasing.

I had an odd conversation a few months ago. I was in a place and chatting with this woman. I told her something is off here and the first thing she asked was 'Is this place cursed?' Without even thinking I just said 'Yes'
 

Zagor

Kingfisher
But a lot of the “kidults” out there simply don’t want to be men, and that is extremely unfortunate.
Society doesn’t reward men for being men therefore they opt out. Some choose to stay home and withdraw to fantasy life of movies and comic books. It’s just a logical consequence of the modern society. Why be a beta provider for society when There’s nothing in it for you?
 

Blade Runner

Hummingbird
Orthodox
Needless to say, this is one of the reasons why many women find it so difficult to find someone suitable to marry.

Of course the systematic emasculation of the male population is another reason why this has been happening, but that is a topic for another article.

Society doesn’t reward men for being men therefore they opt out. Some choose to stay home and withdraw to fantasy life of movies and comic books. It’s just a logical consequence of the modern society. Why be a beta provider for society when There’s nothing in it for you?

I was in (medical training) when I first heard the conservative and boomer "blame men" (which was more like "Man up") thing from Bill Bennett, and that was over a decade ago. If you notice, you'll see this is always the default. Perhaps it's just human nature, but I think also like feminism, it took advantage of human nature as a more accurate point. None of the circumstances are on their own. Women can't find suitable men to marry, because feminism prefers women, and that went to the highest levels of the government. By definition, a woman promoting such a thing isn't suitable for a man to marry, beyond the fact that more women make more and thus make the remaining men scarce (talked about here ad nauseum and at this point just dumb if people don't realize the paradox). Women going it alone make for bad offspring, and of course, weaker men.

All in all, for generations, every single policy has weakened men and the family, and ... they go back to blaming men for it! :alien::laughter::sneaky:

That's novel! Haha.
 

Seadog

Woodpecker
Society doesn’t reward men for being men therefore they opt out. Some choose to stay home and withdraw to fantasy life of movies and comic books. It’s just a logical consequence of the modern society. Why be a beta provider for society when There’s nothing in it for you?

Sad to say but in a sense I fit that description - certainly not to the extant many of these guys do like star wards toys of living at home, but inklings of it - sepcifically in the realms of women and employment where I'm realizing the deck is stacked against you as I sit in my mid 30s.

Now, from a societal point, what's a good use of a mid-30s professional engineer? Probably as a good family man, designing bridges, roads, or airplane parts contributing to the good of society, with some esteem and repute in the community.

The first point seems off the table unless I'm willing to massively settle and put my wealth at risk as recent experiences in online dating seem to reveal

The second seems difficult, as companies and gov't demand more and more both in terms of work, availability, and taxes, while trying to pay you less, and are equally happy to offshore engineering to India at 10% the price for a plane that "almost works".

The third point of esteem and reputation? Well as Generals, chief justices, and Nobel prize winners have found out, you're one bad joke, 30 year old misremembered hookup, or even just baseless accusation from a hairdresser you've never met saying you said "masks are stupid" and you are falling to the depths of disgrace.

Apologies if this comes off as black pilled, but hopefully it gives some insight into the psyche. It clearly wasn't always like this, hence my initial zest for career and making full use of my degree and talents to achieve some success, but things have definitely changed for the worse in the last 15 years. Fortunately I saved like a madman during my 20s while being paid expat money to the point of getting that storied FU cash, Now I'm perfectly happy working part time at a low paying but fun job, living in a basic place that suits my needs, and having free time to explore my hobbies, talents, and volunteer while I'm one of the 15 million Canadians who don't contribute to the tax base.

We're I born 15 years later, I'd probably have the same outlook, but without the fortune of having that first great financial jumpstart. Can you really blame guys if once you lay out the deal, they say "ok, I see everything you expect, but what's in it for me?"
 

paternos

Kingfisher
Catholic
Sad to say but in a sense I fit that description - certainly not to the extant many of these guys do like star wards toys of living at home, but inklings of it - sepcifically in the realms of women and employment where I'm realizing the deck is stacked against you as I sit in my mid 30s.

Now, from a societal point, what's a good use of a mid-30s professional engineer? Probably as a good family man, designing bridges, roads, or airplane parts contributing to the good of society, with some esteem and repute in the community.

The first point seems off the table unless I'm willing to massively settle and put my wealth at risk as recent experiences in online dating seem to reveal

The second seems difficult, as companies and gov't demand more and more both in terms of work, availability, and taxes, while trying to pay you less, and are equally happy to offshore engineering to India at 10% the price for a plane that "almost works".

The third point of esteem and reputation? Well as Generals, chief justices, and Nobel prize winners have found out, you're one bad joke, 30 year old misremembered hookup, or even just baseless accusation from a hairdresser you've never met saying you said "masks are stupid" and you are falling to the depths of disgrace.

Apologies if this comes off as black pilled, but hopefully it gives some insight into the psyche. It clearly wasn't always like this, hence my initial zest for career and making full use of my degree and talents to achieve some success, but things have definitely changed for the worse in the last 15 years. Fortunately I saved like a madman during my 20s while being paid expat money to the point of getting that storied FU cash, Now I'm perfectly happy working part time at a low paying but fun job, living in a basic place that suits my needs, and having free time to explore my hobbies, talents, and volunteer while I'm one of the 15 million Canadians who don't contribute to the tax base.

We're I born 15 years later, I'd probably have the same outlook, but without the fortune of having that first great financial jumpstart. Can you really blame guys if once you lay out the deal, they say "ok, I see everything you expect, but what's in it for me?"
Interesting.

Actually most jobs you can do in the "modern" godless society lack love.

It has reduced man to an object that does tasks and if the object doesn't perform the task, the manager gives feedback to the object. As the man has no understanding of God, he starts to cry, and tries to perform a better task, the manager gives him better feedback and he even might get a promotion to rent a better pod.

For long I looked a bit down on the young men and women who turned away from work. But when I think about it, they do different jobs in many cases, work in a small coffee bar, or a lunch place, or become a yoga teacher. What connects all this is that they are working with people. I literally have a friend who does nothing with his education as a computer engineer and is now serving tables in a lunch place for minimum salary. (and he is happy with it)

Many young men don't want to become tax cows to be milked by rulers to buy weapons for wars across the globe to promote democracy.

Yes we might call them kidults. @homersheineken But maybe it's a society that is lacking of any love or warmth. That the only place they feel home is with parents.Kids are applauded to study. And then move to a pod. And then work in a soulless tech company to do marketing and drink chia seed smoothies and eat avocado toast brunches. Without God. Without Jesus. With just some hookups maybe if you have the right ass or sixpack, I get it, they just want to run "home" to feel feel warmth, to feel love.

The answer is Christ. But the marketing is effective and these people don't know about the son of God. Which makes it hard for them to receive grace.

As the economy crumbles and global events spiral out of control, we are going to need men to be men.

But a lot of the “kidults” out there simply don’t want to be men, and that is extremely unfortunate.

I think we don't need anyone to fuel the empire of lies.

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Somewhere I think being a kidult is an act of resistance, a deep feeling in them to not participate in this godless system, even they might not even be able to word it this way, I think in the end is about love (and the lack of it)

It's best to pray for them. But maybe we need to pray even more for the boomers that with hard work as "real men" have been supporting this crazy sickening system killing boys all over the world promoting degeneracy.
 
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LothropStoddard

Sparrow
Trad Catholic
Places that were livable even a few years ago are declining. There's no denying there is a systematic effort to turn the country more 3rd world.

I believe mental health had taken a downward turn since covid. Covid was the just the catalyst that unleashed more psychologically and spiritually sick people into the world.

Many places you go, you just sense something is very very wrong, but you can't exactly pinpoint what it is. My theory is that the demonic presences are increasing.

I had an odd conversation a few months ago. I was in a place and chatting with this woman. I told her something is off here and the first thing she asked was 'Is this place cursed?' Without even thinking I just said 'Yes'
Everyone knows the third world is trash. I think the "elites" have screwed up the global financial system so massively that they just want people to accept the end result they have created. It's not about anybody wanting a third world lifestyle for the first world, we have simply been led by incompetent and selfish people who had only their own personal fortunes in mind. They sold out.

Take Bezos for example, he envisions humans living on space station colonies and the only humans guys like him think of as being worthy will be earth dwellers. How many people like him have a fetish to see Roosh V forum participants first ostracized on earth and then literally alienated in outer space?

First it was, "hey you're stealing my homeland from me", then, "hey the first world is now the third world," then, "hey, mind if I stay on earth?" Sick.
 

Laner

Hummingbird
Protestant
Gold Member
Sad to say but in a sense I fit that description - certainly not to the extant many of these guys do like star wards toys of living at home, but inklings of it - sepcifically in the realms of women and employment where I'm realizing the deck is stacked against you as I sit in my mid 30s.

Now, from a societal point, what's a good use of a mid-30s professional engineer? Probably as a good family man, designing bridges, roads, or airplane parts contributing to the good of society, with some esteem and repute in the community.

The first point seems off the table unless I'm willing to massively settle and put my wealth at risk as recent experiences in online dating seem to reveal

The second seems difficult, as companies and gov't demand more and more both in terms of work, availability, and taxes, while trying to pay you less, and are equally happy to offshore engineering to India at 10% the price for a plane that "almost works".

The third point of esteem and reputation? Well as Generals, chief justices, and Nobel prize winners have found out, you're one bad joke, 30 year old misremembered hookup, or even just baseless accusation from a hairdresser you've never met saying you said "masks are stupid" and you are falling to the depths of disgrace.

Apologies if this comes off as black pilled, but hopefully it gives some insight into the psyche. It clearly wasn't always like this, hence my initial zest for career and making full use of my degree and talents to achieve some success, but things have definitely changed for the worse in the last 15 years. Fortunately I saved like a madman during my 20s while being paid expat money to the point of getting that storied FU cash, Now I'm perfectly happy working part time at a low paying but fun job, living in a basic place that suits my needs, and having free time to explore my hobbies, talents, and volunteer while I'm one of the 15 million Canadians who don't contribute to the tax base.

We're I born 15 years later, I'd probably have the same outlook, but without the fortune of having that first great financial jumpstart. Can you really blame guys if once you lay out the deal, they say "ok, I see everything you expect, but what's in it for me?"
I have a few years on you, but not many. As a man in my early 40s I get to see my single friends enter into some interesting lifestyles. All are financially secure, and in some cases quite wealthy. But all have found themselves in a position where making relationship decisions becomes a stress that they don't really need. They have pretty busy schedules doing things that single men want to do, having their needs easily covered. They golf, surf, ski, bike or even just play online video games with other friends - which is just a way to talk smack and gossip.
I just hung out with one of my best friends who is in a position where he can essentially do whatever he likes. He is a bachelor of the classic sense. He lives in a comfortable bachelor unit in a highrise overlooking a park and golf course. He drives a fast car with a ski rack on it. He also decided to work for another friend of ours who owns a very successful chain of pie shops. He just wanted to learn how to make the best pies, so he helped out for the Christmas season. He dropped a pie off to me Christmas that he made, and I have to say he is a master. Now he is loading up his surfboard and heading to Hawaii for a couple months to help another friend renovate his winter condo.
As a man with a family I enjoy living vicariously through these friends of mine. And they enjoy the growth and love that they develop with their friends children. But they do lament and admit, that not having kids is a hole that is usually small, but can often grow to overwhelming proportions.
We got to enjoy our 20's together. We traveled, chased women and had successes and experiences. For those of us that chose family, there is an opportunity to use that experience in raising our families. For the guys that are bachelors, things like chasing women has become more of a chore or a similar pursuit as going to the gym. And they settle further into their ways, becoming more determined with how they spend their time.
Its quite interesting to witness and be a part of.
 

MichaelSpartan

Chicken
Protestant
This may be old news, but I notice how things generally have an opposite connotation than how we would traditionally perceive things. Basically, what's good is bad and what's bad is good, according to the lower echelons of deluded people manifesting the woke dystopia. Like if you have strength and perseverance, then people will either steal your thunder and/or try to hunt for a weakness in your armor. This Freudian devolution into man's baser self is hammered relentlessly into the social consciousness.

It seems like the majority are enforcing a new status quo in which the bell curve is significantly lowered to suit their battered egos. Many people will implicitly suggest you are crazy for not even returning their superficial graces. It's like they're so dependent on the social script that they are unprepared for the slightest deviations in speech. I don't know if this behavior qualifies as programming, but it certainly feels that way. Forget the powers that be for a moment: people from the bottom to the upper middle class are becoming would-be authoritarians and puppets for the evil principalities. It's unfortunate that bleeding hearts take the bait too.

Sorry for sounding vague, but it's hard to write down complex, abstract thoughts.
 

Pointy Elbows

Pelican
Orthodox
This may be old news, but I notice how things generally have an opposite connotation than how we would traditionally perceive things. Basically, what's good is bad and what's bad is good, according to the lower echelons of deluded people manifesting the woke dystopia. Like if you have strength and perseverance, then people will either steal your thunder and/or try to hunt for a weakness in your armor. This Freudian devolution into man's baser self is hammered relentlessly into the social consciousness.

It seems like the majority are enforcing a new status quo in which the bell curve is significantly lowered to suit their battered egos. Many people will implicitly suggest you are crazy for not even returning their superficial graces. It's like they're so dependent on the social script that they are unprepared for the slightest deviations in speech. I don't know if this behavior qualifies as programming, but it certainly feels that way. Forget the powers that be for a moment: people from the bottom to the upper middle class are becoming would-be authoritarians and puppets for the evil principalities. It's unfortunate that bleeding hearts take the bait too.

Sorry for sounding vague, but it's hard to write down complex, abstract thoughts.

What you described is one piece of the inversion agenda. Thread had some excellent posts/posters in it. Satan is working to invert what is good and beautiful. Part of this plan is to silence or mute the decent people's willingness to object or speak candidly.
 

homersheineken

Pelican
Protestant
Somewhere I think being a kidult is an act of resistance, a deep feeling in them to not participate in this godless system, even they might not even be able to word it this way, I think in the end is about love (and the lack of it)

It's best to pray for them. But maybe we need to pray even more for the boomers that with hard work as "real men" have been supporting this crazy sickening system killing boys all over the world promoting degeneracy.
A completely impotent form of resistance that accomplishes nothing, but generating more wealth for the elites they are supposedly resisting against...

We should be training men that actually can provide a meaningful resistance to elites while avoiding the materialism that benefits the elites..
 

DanielH

Hummingbird
Moderator
Orthodox

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Southwest's Mass Flight Cancellations Continue, Prompting Transportation Department To Review​

BY TYLER DURDEN
TUESDAY, DEC 27, 2022 - 07:05 AM
Update (Tuesday):
After canceling almost 3,000 flights on Monday, Southwest Airlines Co. canceled thousands more on Tuesday due to adverse weather conditions and inadequate staffing.
Late Monday night, Chief Executive Officer Bob Jordan spoke with WSJ, who said, "In all likelihood, we'll have another tough day tomorrow as we work our way out of this." He added: "This is the largest-scale event that I've ever seen."
Flight tracker FlightAware shows as of early Tuesday morning, the Dallas-based carrier canceled 2,510 flights, accounting for 62% of its schedule today.

Days after the storm they're still canceling the majority of their flights. Air travel is so bad at this point I wouldn't be upset if they just did away with it, even though I'm sure that's what "they" want. The smells, the mechanically unsafe flights, the "security," the torture and humiliation of traveling during covid, the impoverished diversity which seems to travel more than anyone else...
 

Pointy Elbows

Pelican
Orthodox

Declare diversity mandates, make the old (mostly white male) guys retire, and enjoy the fruits of your efforts.

An old friend flies for United Airlines. He says they have had a major hiring spree (and buying more aircraft) for a while now, and are doing the diversity pilot training emphasis, etc. Looks like they are positioning themselves to pick up market share as this might become more common across all airlines. I'm not excited about flying ever again. I'll fly, if necessary and so long as they don't ask me to CV comply, but that's it.
 
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