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Thrust of argument: Lawrence Wittner writes "The United States has more guns and gun-related deaths than any other country. A study released in late 2013 reported that the United States had 88 guns for every 100 people, and 40 gun-related deaths for every 400,000 people-the most of any of the 27 economically developed countries surveyed. By contrast, in Britain there were 6 guns per 100 people and 1 gun-related death per 400,000 people.

Yet, in a great many other areas, the United States is not No. 1 at all.

Take education. In late 2013, the Program for International Student Assessment released a report on how 15-year old students from 65 nations performed on its tests. The report showed that U.S. students ranked 17th in reading and 21st in math. An international survey a bit earlier that year by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that the ranking was slightly worse for American adults. In 2014, Pearson, a multinational educational services company, placed the United States 20th in the world in 'educational attainment' - well behind Poland and the Slovak Republic."
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Don't encourage your kids to Americanise and be carried away by America's great education project, ie hollywood and facebook.

 

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Removal of resistance: They could end up as nothing more than brainless meatheas who love guns. Unification: Tell yourself the truth. Raise your children to be evolved, progressive beings with much of real worth to contribute to life and to us all.
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(TVhobo's estimated size of readership since 2013, mainly in the UK and USA, with Germany in third place:
over 200,000 readers across approximately 200 cities/towns

 

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