January 30, 2012 journal, The Great American Waste Land is collapsing from within. The Book of Revelation describes America as the wilderness and it once meant freedom. "The United States once had safe, beautiful cities that were the envy of the entire world, but now many of them are degenerating into rotting, festering, crime-ridden hellholes. All over the country there are communities where crime, drugs, gangs and human trafficking have gotten completely and totally out of control. Once upon a time you could walk down the streets of most U.S. cities at night without much fear, but these days there are many large American cities where it would be absolutely crazy to wander around the streets at night unless you want to be mugged, shot or sexually assaulted. If you end up at the wrong place at the wrong time you might end up being abducted by a human trafficker or have your face eaten off by a crazed drug addict high on bath salts. With each passing day our cities degenerate just a little bit more, and life in many of our worst communities truly has become a living hell. Sadly, this comes at a time when the United States has the high-est incarceration rate in the world by far. We have tried to lock as many people away as possible and our communities are still turning into hellholes. So where do we go from here? The following are 12 factors that are turning the streets of America into living hell. #1 Out Of Control Gang Violence. The United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use in the entire world. This makes it easy for gangs to make money and to grow. In Chicago, there are 200 police officers in Chicago's Gang Enforcement Unit to go up against an estimated 100,000 gang members in the city. How would you feel if you were outnumbered 500 to 1? mOne of the Gang Enforcement Unit officers described to CBS News what gang activity in Chicago is like these days.... Sgt. Little is a decorated veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. He said that parts of Chicago are comparable to what he saw in combat. It's "tribal warfare," he said, "and as it continues to build unless we manage to interdict it, and manage to stop it long enough for the blood to stop boiling, the heat to die down." You can see a video news report about gang violence in Chicago that contains this quote right here. Overall, the FBI estimates that the number of gang members in the entire United States has increased by 40 percent since 2009 and that there are now a total of 1.4 million gang members living in America. Has your community been taken over by gangs yet? At this rate, they will take over all of our communities eventually. #2 Naked Criminals Going Crazy Lately, we have seen a rash of truly bizarre drug-fueled crimes all over the United States. Of course most of us have heard about all of the "zombie attacks" that happened all over the country recently that involved criminals attacking and trying to eat their victims. But now another trend seems to be emerging. Now, a lot of these drug-fueled crimes are being committed by people that are completely and totally naked. This first example comes from down in Florida.... A naked man allegedly flew into a violent rampage, biting a chunk out of another man's stomach after leaping from his roof onto a truck and urinating inside his home. Officers responding to the scene needed backup to restrain Jeremiah Aaron Haughee with leg shackles, a spit hood and handcuffs after he continued fighting despite being Tasered 59 times. Authorities did not carry out tests on Haughee to see if he was under the influence of any drugs. Police first arrived at the home in Flagler Beach, Florida at 4.30 a.m. to find two men restraining the naked 22-year-old in a puddle of urine and glass.Another "crazy naked criminal" incident happened recently at a hotel in California.... A naked man who may have been on drugs was arrested Saturday for killing a Tracy motel employee. Andrew Carreiro, 25, is behind bars accused of killing the 62-year-old woman who cleans rooms at the Hacienda Inn on the 600 block of West 11th Street. Witnesses say they found Carreiro covered in blood and standing near the partially naked body of the woman, say witnesses. "[It's] most definitely the craziest thing I have seen in my life, most definitely," said Jermaine Haynes, a motel resident who made the gruesome discovery. Why are we seeing so much bizarre behavior all over the nation these days? Can anyone explain this? #3 Jersey Shore In Real Life America loves to party. In a nation where even Secret Service agents "party like rock stars", it shouldn't be surprising that partying is getting out of control in communities all over the country. Over in New Jersey, one borough "was forced recently to amend its public-urination ordinance to include defecation" because there has been such a problem with public drunkenness. Some people watch MTV's "Jersey Shore" and they assume that stuff like that simply does not happen in real life. But it does happen in real life. In fact, some New Jersey towns along the coast are being invaded by hordes of people that want to live the "Jersey Shore lifestyle" and the results have been absolutely nightmarish. The following is from a recent Bloomberg article.... For Dave Cavagnaro, life as a full- time resident along the New Jersey shore came with small headaches he expected: scant weekend parking, congestion and the occasional piece of litter. Nothing prepared him for what is going on these days in his hometown of Point Pleasant Beach, about 90 minutes by car from ManhatManhattan. Public urination. Beer bottles tossed on his lawn. Screaming crowds pouring onto his street after the 2 a.m. bar closing. He's even caught a couple having sex against the side of his house. #4 Horrifying Abuse Of Children America is a world leader in the abuse of children. Sadly, there are more than 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States every single year. Much of this abuse is sexual. What goes on behind many closed doors all over America is so sick that it is hard to find words to even describe how horrible it is. In the United States today, it is estimated that one out of every four girls is sexually abused before they become adults. How did we sink so low as a nation? In this country we are also very physically violent with our children. One man up in Wisconsin recently brutally murdered his 3 young daughters right inside the home of his ex-wife. Unfortunately, that was not an isolated incident. In fact, the United States has the highest child abuse death rate on the entire globe. So what is causing all of this child abuse? Well, the explosion of pornography on the Internet is certainly not helping matters. Law enforcement officials estimate that about 600,000 Americans and about 65,000 Canadians are involved in trading dirty child pictures on the Internet. And in a country filled with men that have dirty minds the following kind of thing can happen.... Texas authorities said Tuesday they removed 11 children from a crowded home where a registered sex offender lives after they found eight confined in a small, dark bedroom with restraints tying some to their beds.Along with the children, 10 adults were living in the one-story, 1,700-square-foot home in Dayton, about 30 miles northeast of Houston, Child Protective Services spokeswoman Gwen Carter said. One month after a raid on the house, authorities are still trying to determine how the children are related and why they were there, she said. Yes, life in many of our communities is actually turning into a living hell. #5 Nightmarish Abuse Of Wives And Girlfriends Children are not the only ones being abused. All over the United States there is an epidemic of abuse against wives and girlfriends as well. For example, it was recently reported that one West Virginia man kept his wife chained up for nearly 10 years and treated her like a slave. And even our politicians get into the act when it comes to domestic abuse. The following is what Massachusetts State Representative Carlos Henriquez is accused of doing to his girlfriend.... Gonzalves told police that Henriquez came to her mother's home around 2 a.m. and picked her up, telling her that he wanted to discuss their relationship. She said the conversation turned tense, and that Henriquez spent the next two hours driving around downtown Boston, and along Storrow Drive and into the Fenway neighborhood - assaulting her and refusing to let her out of his car. "Ms. Gonzalves stated that Mr. Henriquez had punched her with a closed fist repeatedly and strangled her while she was in his motor vehicle,'' police wrote in the report. "Ms. Gonzalves stated that every time she attempted to jump out of the car the suspect (Henriquez) grabbed her wrists to prevent her from jumping out of the motor vehicle.'' #6 An Epidemic Of Sexual Predators In America today you aren't just in danger of being abused in your own home. The truth is that there are millions of sexual predators out there waiting to pounce on you and your children. Unfortunately, you never know who to trust these days. Someone like Jerry Sandusky can seem very respectable, but it turns out that he was an absolute monster and his crimes against children went unreported for years and years. Sadly, the truth is that there are hordes of Jerry Sanduskys out there. If you can believe it, it is estimated that 500,000 Americans that will be born this year will be sexually abused before they turn 18. Yes, there have always been sexual predators in America, but these days they seem to be multiplying. You never know where one is going to pop up. For example, just check out what happened at a Wal-Mart down in Georgia recently.... A man posing as a representative of the "America's Funniest Home Videos" TV show tricked an 18-year-old Georgia woman into allowing him to suck her toe inside a Walmart in Georgia, police report. According to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office report, the teen was shopping Tuesday evening when approached by the middle-aged suspect, who cops have identified as Joey Leaphart, a 43-year-old registered sex offender whose rap sheet is littered with foot-related crimes. But that teen got off easy. Other sexual predators will kill you once they are done with you. A recent Daily Mail article detailed a nightmarish incident which took place in North Dakota. Two crack-fueled predators abducted and brutally murdered a 43-year-old math teacher named Sherry Arnold.... Spell and Waters had left Colorado days before the crime claiming they wanted work in eastern Montana and western North Dakota's oil fields. After smoking crack cocaine over the entire trip, Waters allegedly told Spell the drug 'brought the devil out in him' and began talking about kidnapping and killing a female, AP reports. After they spotted Arnold, Spell claims that Waters told him to 'grab the lady' and pull her into their Ford Explorer as she joggedby. Once they got her into the Ford Explorer, they choked the life out of her & then buried her body in a shallow grave in North Dakota. Many of these crimes are completely and totally senseless. But they keep on happening with increasing frequency. Sexual predators have become so common on Facebook that Facebook is actually using software to track "suspicious behavior and keywords". So what happens if the software finds something? A recent article by Paul Joseph Watson described what comes next.... Words or phrases considered vulgar or an attempt to exchange personal information are red flagged and brought to the attention of Facebook employees, who then decide whether the content is worthy of being brought to the attention of the law. #7 Horrifying Abuse Of Animals Is it just me, or does it seem like the abuse of animals is reaching horrifying new levels? The way we treat our animals says a lot about where we are as a society. And right now, our treatment of animals says that we are very sick. For example, one man down in Florida has been charged with biting the lips off of a kitten. In Waco, Texas police say that a 22-year-old man recently strangled and ate the family dog while he was high on drugs. Down in Arizona, authorities recently removed dozens of cats from the home of an elderly woman. This was the third time that they had removed cats from her home. This time they discovered that she had 64 cats living in her house. In the past, authorities say that the elderly woman would make a "feline stew concoction" with any of the cats that ended up dying. #8 Rampant Theft All Over The United States As the economy has crumbled and unemployment has soared, millions of Americans have started to become very desperate. All over America we are starting to see desperate criminals steal anything thathat they think that they can sell for money. For example, down in Bristol, Tennessee authorities say that there has been an epidemic of lawn equipment theft lately. Over in California, criminals will even steal the gold right out of your mouth.... Robbers targeted a 17-year-old who had his grill of gold mouth jewelry taken in South Sacramento. The Sheriff's Department said three men, at least one armed with a gun, beat the teen who was sitting in a car early Sunday morning. Besides taking cash, they took his gold grill, the mouth jewelry worn by many hip-hop fans.With robbers going wild, stealing gold chains from victims in Stockton, it stands to reason that a grill would be stolen. An average set covering the upper and lower teeth can cost between $600 and $1,600. More if they are embedded with diamonds. Down in Fresno, California thieves are stealing so much copper wire from city street lights that it is costing the city about $50,000 a month. So far, approximately 2,500 street lights have been stripped of their wiring by thieves. #9 America's Meth Epidemic As mentioned earlier, America has the biggest drug problem in the world and one of America's favorite drugs is meth. According to PBS, there are approximately 1.4 million meth users in the United States right now. Meth can destroy your life faster than just about any other drug. If you doubt this, just check out these before and after pictures. Unfortunately, there are lots of signs that meth use is rising again. According to the DEA, meth seizures increased from 2,839 in 2007 to 6,168 in 2010. That is very, very bad news. When people become meth addicts they do absolutely crazy things. The following examples are from a recent USA Today article.... A mother in Bakersfield, California, was sentenced Tuesday for stabbing her newborn while in a meth rage. An Oklahoma woman drowned her baby in a washing machine in November. A New Mexico woman claiming to be God stabbed her son with a screwdriver last month, saying, "God wants him dead." And meth is so addictive that addicts will do just about anything to get more of it. One woman in St. Louis was recently charged with cooking meth inside her purse while she was inside a Wal-Mart store. When an addict wants more meth, not much else really matters at that point. #10 Mob Robberies Groups of young people are banding together in "flash mobs" and are robbing retail stores all over the country. During a "mob robbery", dozens of people will storm into a store and grab whatever they want and then storm right back out. The following is one recent example that happened in Baltimore.... "They went in, they started going everywhere in the store, grabbing things and then they just run out. And I knew that they didn't buy it because they just run out," Kendra Mellerson said. "They ran that way and they ran that way. And the guy was trying to come out and stop them but they couldn't because there was so many." After some kids ran away, a store manager blocked the door to keep the rest of the kids from leaving. But those kids got so mad that the door was blocked, they started punching the store manager. "Yes, they really started hitting that guy and he couldn't keep getting beat on so he eventually let them out. And then they just ran," Mellerson said. Mob robberies are kind of like shoplifting on steroids. You can see video of one very disturbing mob robbery that happened over in Detroit recently right here. When we start to see groups of young people banding together to commit crimes like this that is a sign that our society has decayed really, really badly. #11 Police Are Becoming More Corrupt And More Abusive When bad things do happen, most people respond by calling the police. That is who we are supposed to call, right? Unfortunately, it appears that the police in America have become more corrupt and more abusive than ever. Up in Seattle, police recently tasered a pregnant woman three times after she refused to sign a ticket for a traffic violation. Who would do such a thing to a pregnant woman? That little baby could have been easily killed. Down in Georgia, one police officer recently kicked a woman who was nine months pregnant directly in the stomach. Amazingly, his superiors in the local police department defended his actions. If that is how police will treat pregnant women, then how are they going to treat you? Sadly, police all over the country continue to get caught breaking the very laws that they are supposed to be enforcing. For example, just check out what one police officer has been charged with doing in Philadelphia... A Philadelphia cop was arrested over allegations that he abducted a 14-year-old girl, sexually assaulted her and made her watch him have sex with a prostitute. Police found Anthony Dattilo, 36, at a motel in the Bensalem area of the city Wednesday while responding to a possible abduction, according to the Bucks County Courier Times. Dattilo, a 12-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, is reportedly in custody at the Bucks County prison on $500,000 bail. #12 Human Trafficking Human trafficking is big business. It is a 32 billion dollar industry worldwide, and it is an industry that is rapidly growing in America. Most of those that are abducted and forced into sex slavery are women. A very large percentage of them are under 18 years of age."