White Working Class Mortality Rate Rises

By Hunter Wallace

In spite of all the focus on black crime, it is clear that suicide and drug abuse – driven by sheer pain, misery, anguish – are taking a far greater toll on White America than interracial homicide:

“Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group, unlike their counterparts in other rich countries, death rates in this group have been rising, not falling.

That finding was reported Monday by two Princeton economists, Angus Deaton, who last month won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences, and Anne Case. Analyzing health and mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from other sources, they concluded that rising annual death rates among this group are being driven not by the big killers like heart disease and diabetes but by an epidemic of suicides and afflictions stemming from substance abuse: alcoholic liver disease and overdoses of heroin and prescription opioids.

The analysis by Dr. Deaton and Dr. Case may offer the most rigorous evidence to date of both the causes and implications of a development that has been puzzling demographers in recent years: the declining health and fortunes of poorly educated American whites …

The least educated also had the most financial distress, Dr. Meara and Dr. Skinner noted in their commentary. In the period examined by Dr. Deaton and Dr. Case, the inflation adjusted income for households headed by a high school graduate fell by 19 percent.”

The sheer number of suicides and people dying from drug abuse among working class middle-aged Whites is enough to change the mortality rate for the entire White population as a whole.

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33 Comments

  1. Eccentric theory.

    Although the USSR technically lost the Cold War, the situation in the West was more or less the same. Declining population and mass migration. The Russians simply dealt with the situation as is. The West covered up the demographic collapse.

  2. No work, means financial distress and suicide. And living in a low trust multiracial society ruled by a hostile elite, would also be a big contributor. America is sick.

  3. The more alcohol and drugs abuse, the more suicide. We dont need a psychiatrist to figure this out. I would guess unemployement and depression are indeed behind this. Also, suicide by guns is sometimes included in the wider “gun violence” which might explain why America ranks so high.

  4. Man does not live by bread alone.

    Morality, religion, and nationalism are every bit as necessary for healthy human beings as vitamins and minerals.

    Take these things away, and people weaken and die.

    A system that demands racial pride for Jews, grudgingly permits racial pride for Blacks, and strongly forbids racial pride for Whites, obviously loves Jews, tolerates Blacks, and hates Whites.

    • Is there a dark side to low prices for consumer goods? Perhaps stagnant wages, unemployment/underemployment, soaring household debt, extra household stress from so many women in the workforce? That’s the impression I get from the People of Wal-Mart.

  5. The sad truth is that White men in this sick country are far more likely to kill themselves or destroy their health while coping with depression than to be murdered by some negro gangbanger.

  6. “average household income” – the average # of workers per household has doubled over the same period curiously enough.

  7. I make it a point, when out & about during my day or evening to smile & make friendly eye contact with fellow whites. 9 times out of 10 I am nicely dressed and have on my ball cap with confederate battle flag so I am projecting an image that they see more often than not. At least, that’s my intention. At the same time I always lock eyes with the negroes, young, old, male or female and never look away. Again, with intention.

    It’s a shame that Whites have sunk so low. It will take time to rebuild all that has been lost. Consumerism sure is a deadly (and dead-end) religion.

  8. The only thing holding this place together now is money and consumerism. No common religion, culture, traditions. Large populations in this country don’t even speak English at home. When the money is gone… look out!

  9. Denise, people who commit suicide are suffering from serious mental illnesses. They, (and their families) need help, not the shame you wish to pour on them.

  10. Stephen, you as an RC, should know that suicide is a mortal sin, and therefore, shaming them into realizing what they are contemplating, may actually work for GOOD in their souls. One comment from Denise is hardly worth (implicitly) denying the very faith, you say you follow.

  11. Carrot and Stick.

    It’s commonly called cowardice. Keeping the men going is mixed task. Positive incentives to enjoy the moment, hope for a future and glorify the past, some moral shaming for checking out before your time is up should be used in combination.

    However the disgraced Roman would often kill himself from shame and a sense of sacrifice.

  12. Men who contemplate suicide, especially those who live conventional working lives, who subscribe to conventional political philosophies ought to think about being a little bit more radical.

    It’s likely that your misery is a product of thinking about your place in the world as a subservient slave when you have more potential.

    Black don’t have this issue. Too dumb and dependent. Ignorance as bliss.

  13. Fr. John – thank you. Suicide is a mortal sin. Something that Dalton’s ilk is all in for, especially for God’s finest creation, White men.

    Captain John – exactly. Bingo. Why kill yourself? I understand the Roman thought processes – but the reality in 21st Century ZOGland is very different than Classic Rome. It is cowardice. SHAME on the suicides. They’ll leave their family in tatters. It’s all about the fact that they don’t have the courage to struggle on, and think of a better way.

    I know a young man that went through EVERYTHING the world could throw at him. My husband and I helped him out of his predicament. I gave encouragement, but my husband really went to bat for this fellow. One of the things we taught him is that his White life is infinitely more important than all of his enemies. He endured a lot of suffering and setbacks – but he’s on his feet again. He’s not brilliant or original; he’s simply an ordinary White man who makes the world a better place for being here.

    The White suicides don’t care what they do their families, or the rest of us, by offing themselves because they’ve lost their ability to buy Chinese garbage.

  14. Don’t know if you saw it, but on the general topic of white middle class decline, Obama and Republicans just quietly cut social security benefits for white elderly, especially married ones. It was the usual bs and part of the latest “budget deal.” Formally, the cuts apply to all elderly. In practice, they disproportionately fall on whites and conservative whites in particular. The GOP and “liberal” Democrats deliver again. I don’t have time to find a link, but I wanted to mention this in case you want consider logging it in those series of the middle class and lunatic libertarian policies.

  15. In spite of all the focus on black crime, it is clear that suicide and drug abuse – driven by sheer pain, misery, anguish – are taking a far greater toll on White America than interracial homicide:

    You can’t separate the two. You can’t separate black children bullying and gang-beating white children from the Justice Department enforcing hate-crimes laws against whites who are the primary victims of hate-crimes. It’s all a complete, unified spectrum of oppression. Black-on-white crime and the conditions that cause a rise in substance abuse and suicide deaths are intimately connected. Both products of the genocide being waged against white people.

      • Hunter, I think you’re on to something here. I’d like to see some more careful numbers, esp regarding blue collar white men. Without going into detail, I recently attempted to put through a program to help people with a certain financial problem. I wanted it done quietly & quickly. It turned out to the extent anything will ever get done it’s going the opposite way. The point I tried to make about peoples’ pride & sense of dignity was ignored.

        I was a bit quizzical about the stupidity until I looked at the decision-makers. Middle management paper pushers, not an ounce of creativity amongst them, who save their good will for cheap talk on Wednesday nights & Sunday mornings.

        It seems like government on every level has drifted too far from every day, average people. Public schools are almost always a joke, regardless of taxes. Teachers get worse every generation, but so do students. Racism is clearly less than it was 50 yrs ago, so we get special interest groups that gin-up phony problems. The legal system is overly driven by $$, and the gov’t is intent on ruining the medical profession. The existence of a job where one spouse or the other can decide to stay home is history. Our country is in so much debt it’s not even an issue anymore. We have adherents to a major religion of maybe 1billion people dedicated to our destruction and you know what we will be hearing about in a month? People complaining about Christmas decorations.

        Yeah, I’d have to say we’ve lost our way. Somehow I don’t see Hillary Clinton as the answer.

  16. Our people work every single day and have no money. That’s how it goes with the Federal Reserve. Our money is worthless. That results in working more and more for pennies on the dollar. Debt is a major factor in people’s lives along with an uncertain economic future. That along with a lack of Christian Family Values & Morals results in more Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, and even Suicide. We must take care of ourselves and each other and think as a collective. WPWW !

  17. It seems to me too many people here want to keep banging their heads against the wall. In doing do the brain rattling is really not helping.

    Whatever has been tried so far on “White Pride” has not worked. I get the idea. Why should white people of European descent not be proud of their contributions? But going at it with the vile, stupid and racist arguments and language was about the stupidest thing possible. And trying to hold onto the confederate flag is a waste of time. I’m not happy about it, that’s just the way it is.

    Change or progress in white pride starts by clearing the table of everything that hasn’t worked so far. Then you start anew & start smart. Accentuate only positives, no attacks on others. A simple goal is to ensure that recognition of the incredible achievements of white European culture remain alive as part of American culture.

    Problematically for you guys, I don’t think you can do this. Your rejection of the Enlightenment will never allow you to counter criticism by blacks by pointing out not only is White pride not racist, it takes pride in the blood of white men being shed to ensure blacks were freed from the abomination of slavery. Like it or not, the historical situation was such that it was thrust upon whites to take up arms to free black men & women. Take up arms to sometimes fight and kill friends and family,

    Some of you have IQ’s over 100. Maybe you get the point?

  18. Swamp Fox, I do the same thing. Always nice to my fellow Whites. I have noticed recently anyway the 3rd worlders around are almost downright hostile. One occasion I went into a store to buy something and some Indian (dot not feather) creature didn’t even say hi, etc. Ok.

    • Ignore her. She’s paid to do it, does it well, and deserves some kudos. But even some of the dullards ought to be able to see through this one.

      But let’s see who does.

  19. Note that one researcher said, “500,000 people are dead from this who should not be dead.” Half a million White people.

    Read the comments section in any MSM reporting of this story. For example, at The Atlantic magazine website. Or Salon. Or Slate. People are not ignoring this story–they are REJOICING. They are openly celebrating the death of half a million Whites.

    But don’t let’s consider that Whites are being genocided, or even that anyone wants Whites to be genocided. That would be crazy and immoral. No, let’s just our heads down and cluck our tongues about the most proximate causes we can find. Another tirade against [fill in the black with the drug of your choice], anyone?

  20. “500,000 people are dead from this who should not be dead.” Half a million White people.

    That’s a lot of people. If these people are going to kill themselves any ways they should do like the Muslims and kill the Jews and the cucks. Take them them with them on the way out. I bet that would get their attention.

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