I'll try to make this one short and sweet.
We are living in a time when an active cohort of people is attempting to override reality through assertion, rather than reason or right. You'll find this referred to in the scriptures as "changing the times and seasons." It's worthy of your study. I'll elaborate on the topic in a future book.
For now, let's consider one example of this.
Although billed as an open encyclopedia, Wikipedia is increasingly neither of those things.
Wikipedia has a well-known, intentional, leftist bias. One of the project's co-founders often publicly complains about it.
Wikipedia engages in several tactics to warp its content to align with their ideology. For example, on a given topic, they will frame aspects that are non-congruent with their ideology as under controversy, even if they are not, and aspects that are controversial but congruent as consensus when, in fact, they are not.
They do other things, too, like completely delete factual content, and replace it with extremely misleading content that does a poor job at representing a true accounting of the topic, but a great job at supporting their agenda.
Here is a wonderful example I stumbled upon today.
You may be familiar with the rat and mouse utopia experiments conducted in the 50s-70s. They were wonderful insights into what happens when you provide a population with abundant food and water over generations of time in a limited living space. In brief, they reproduce. A lot. At some point, their population maxes out--but not because of food or water or even space. They stop reproducing as one of many negative social behaviors caused by excessive social interactions.
Here is the article as it stood a few years ago:
In 1958, ethologist John B. Calhoun conducted over-population experiments on rats on a farmland in Rockfille, Maryland which resulted in the publication of an article titled Crowding into the Behavioral Sink (Scientific American, 206: 139-148) a study of behavior under conditions of overcrowding. This study has become a touchstone of urban sociology and psychology in general; the term has passed into common use.
Calhoun provided a cage of rats with food and water replenished to support any increase in population, but the cage was fixed at a size considered sufficient for only 50 rats. Population peaked at 80 rats and thereafter exhibited a variety of abnormal, often destructive behaviors; his conclusion was that space itself is a necessity. Subsequent studies involving humans have shown it is not mere lack of space that causes the behavioral sink; it is the necessity for community members to interact with one another. When forced interactions exceed some threshold, social norms break down. Thus social density is considered more critical than geometric spatial density.
Notable conditions in the behavioral sink include hyperaggression, failure to breed and nurture young normally, infant cannibalism, increased mortality at all ages, and abnormal sexual patterns. Often, population peaks, then crashes. Actual physical disease, mental illness, and psychosomatic disorders increase. There are eating disorders; in human populations, drug and alcohol use rises.
The only known counter to the effect of the behavioral sink is to reduce the frequency and intensity of social interaction.
I've underlined what I think would be crucial aspects of the article if someone's goal were to understand the findings of the experiments.
Here is the main part of the article today:
In the 1962 study, Calhoun described the behavior as follows:
Many [female rats] were unable to carry pregnancy to full term or to survive delivery of their litters if they did. An even greater number, after successfully giving birth, fell short in their maternal functions. Among the males the behavior disturbances ranged from sexual deviation to cannibalism and from frenetic overactivity to a pathological withdrawal from which individuals would emerge to eat, drink and move about only when other members of the community were asleep. The social organization of the animals showed equal disruption. ...
The common source of these disturbances became most dramatically apparent in the populations of our first series of three experiments, in which we observed the development of what we called a behavioral sink. The animals would crowd together in greatest number in one of the four interconnecting pens in which the colony was maintained. As many as 60 of the 80 rats in each experimental population would assemble in one pen during periods of feeding. Individual rats would rarely eat except in the company of other rats. As a result extreme population densities developed in the pen adopted for eating, leaving the others with sparse populations.
... In the experiments in which the behavioral sink developed, infant mortality ran as high as 96 percent among the most disoriented groups in the population.
Calhoun's early experiments with rats were carried out on farmland at Rockville, Maryland, starting in 1947.
While Calhoun was working at NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) in 1954, he began numerous experiments with rats and mice. During his first tests, he placed around 32 to 56 rats in a 10 x 14-foot case in a barn in Montgomery County. He separated the space into four rooms. Every room was specifically created to support a dozen matured brown Norwegian rats. Rats could maneuver between the rooms by using the ramps. Since Calhoun provided unlimited resources, such as water, food, and also protection from predators as well as from disease and weather, the rats were said to be in "rat utopia" or "mouse paradise", another psychologist explained.
Following his earlier experiments with rats, Calhoun later created his "Mortality-Inhibiting Environment for Mice" in 1972: a 101-inch by 101-inch square cage for mice with food and water replenished to support any increase in population, which took his experimental approach to its limits. In his most famous experiment in the series, "Universe 25", population peaked at 2,200 mice and thereafter exhibited a variety of abnormal, often destructive behaviors. By the 600th day, the population was on its way to extinction.
What do you notice is missing?
Why would people today want to remove the fact that "the only known counter to the effect of the behavioral sink is to reduce the frequency and intensity of social interaction"?
Why would people today want to remove the consequences of rat utopia? "Hyperaggression, failure to breed and nurture young normally, infant cannibalism, increased mortality at all ages, and abnormal sexual patterns...physical disease, mental illness, and psychosomatic disorders...eating disorders; in human populations, drug and alcohol use rises."
Why would people today want to remove the cause of these outcomes? "The frequency and intensity of social interaction."
If you are a parent, I hope you realize your role in providing or preventing rat utopia outcomes in your children. If you haven't already, you should consider depriving your child from smart phones, removing your child from public schools, and persuading them to prepare for a career through means other than brick-and-mortar university attendance. Or sit back, go with the flow, and watch your kids develop the same problems you see in everyone else's kids, which are exactly what has been known would be the outcomes of these things since the 1950s.