TEHRAN (Iran News) –The U.S. administrations for decades or better to say for centuries have been trying to preach other countries and recommending governments and nations for peace and stability while the country itself for at least recent decades has acted otherwise and it has been struggling with domestic violence and racist acts.
On Monday a poll released by a famous American analytics and advisory company which shows an unpleasant social condition in the U.S. which worries the country.
The number of Americans who believe that crime in their respective neighborhoods has surged in the past year has reached the highest in over a decade, according to a new Gallup poll.
A total of 56 percent American adults reported an increase in local crime, marking a five point increase over last year. On the other hand, 76 percent of Americans believe there is more crime nationally compared to the last year.
Last October, after the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) 2020 crime report showed a sharp increase in the US, the perception of crime of Republicans jumped from 38 to 67 percent, while the perception of average independent Americans also rose.
The perception of Democrats, however, remained essentially unchanged partly due to Joe Biden holding the office.
According to the latest Gallup poll, 73 percent of Republicans said crime in their area has increased over the past year, while 51 percent of independents and 42 percent of Democrats said the same.
The survey also follows up on 13 different crimes, noting that worry about six of them has risen significantly. Worry about children’s physical safety at school has increased by 13 percent, holding a record, a result of increase in high-profile school shootings this year.
There have been at least 53 school shootings in American schools so far this year, more than in all of 2021 and nearly double as many as in 2018.
The poll also shows Americans have become more worried about being sexually assaulted, getting mugged, getting murdered, being attacked while driving a car, and having one’s home burglarized while they are at home compared to last year.
Nonetheless, the two highest sources of crime stress among Americans are computer hacking (75 percent) and identity theft (73 percent), and contrary to the western propaganda only 27 percent of Americans worry about terrorism that comes in as second last.
As mid-term elections approach in the United States, a second poll done by Gallup Institute shows economy featuring on top of voter demands with 85 percent favoring it, while crime also remains in focus with more than 71 percent voted for it as an important issue.
Election campaigns reflect their reality and Republican Congress candidates have spent $64.5 million on advertisements focused on crime, compared to their Democrat rivals who have spent $58 million on advertisements mentioning crime.
Even though polls show a high rise in crime worry in America, and despite the growth in number of shootings across the country U.S. Congress has consistently failed to pass federal gun control legislation owing to the influence exerted by the powerful gun lobby.
No major national legislation to increase gun control has succeeded in the decade since, despite numerous politicians, calling for bans on sales of assault-style weapons and other measures.
Meanwhile at least 14 people, including two children and a teenager, were shot in a drive-by shooting in western Chicago on Halloween night on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of fatalities, police said.
The injured were in various conditions, with several in critical and others non-life threatening, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said in a press briefing. One more person was injured after being struck by a vehicle at the site of the shooting.
So the country with such a disputable record of crime and violence is better not to write prescription for other countries while it needs itself prescription by others.
In recent days the U.S. has taken offensive stance against the Islamic Republic either by verbal threat or imposing sanctions just under the pretext of suppressing recent riots in Iran which has been triggered by the hostile countries, mainly the West and Israel, against Tehran.
The U.S. claims of supporting Iranian people and other nations against their governments but it is unable to defend the rights of Palestinians and Yemenis which have been violated by Israel and the Saudi-led coalition forces.
As one American analyst has said, the U.S. is losing its power and dominance in the world and such useless attempts for defending nations’ rights do not work any longer and now even Iranian people even those have staged protests do not believe in the void promises and slogans of Washington because Iranians and almost all people in the world have experienced disloyalty of the U.S. when Washington’s allies are under pressure or threat. Have you ever seen any pro-U.S. dictator to take shelter in the U.S. after his or her collapse? The answer is “no” because the U.S. uses its lackeys and throw them away like a used handkerchief and for this reason Washington is better to find other audience for preaching because there is no buyer for its worthless stuff.