Another bridge down: AP reported that “a brand new pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami has collapsed onto a highway.” (Picture Pedro Portal, AP)
Since the defeat and collapse of the Soviet Union, the U.S. has unrestrictedly dominated the planet. The last few decades could thus be seen as the pinnacle of U.S. hegemony, but Washington’s influence was enormous even before that. Nevertheless, the empire is about to implode – and the world can watch it happen in real time.
The U.S. has massive systemic problems that relentless media propaganda tries to cover up. Indian geopolitical journalist S.L. Kanthan has summarized the decay with alert sense.
- Crumbling infrastructure and decaying cities
Bridges, dams, railroads, highways, subways: Much of the critical infrastructure of the U.S. is decades old and crumbling. Thousands of cities – once thriving cities like Gary, Indiana – across the U.S. have turned into depressing ghost towns. No jobs, no people, no hospitals, no schools, and sometimes not even a grocery store – that’s the reality in many cities in Middle America.
- Homelessness and drug addiction and the death of despair
Half of U.S. citizens, or more than 150 million people, are trapped in low-wage jobs and poverty. None of them has more than $1,000 in savings. The consequences of the current inflation, which also exists in the U.S., are clear: homelessness reached record levels in 2023, and the number of drug addicts has been rising for two decades.
Around 7% of the nation’s wealth was owned by the top 0.1% in 1978. They owned roughly 20% in 2019, the most recent year for which data are available. The 0.1%’s powerful mouthpiece Politico believes that lower wages are good for workers. The super-rich’s incomes and fortunes are expanding in the meantime: Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, the two richest Americans, now control more wealth than the lowest 40% of Americans combined.
Drug deaths are also steadily increasing, with the rate rising primarily with the Covid policy and not recovering since.
Over 100,000 U.S. Americans die from overdoses each year. In the entire Vietnam War, 60,000 U.S. soldiers died. Sociologists have already coined their own term for the high rate of suicides and overdoses: death from despair.
The social situation could also explain why the song “Richmen North of Richmond,” which shouts out all the frustration of the lower class, has gone so viral in the U.S. in particular. Huge masses of people in the USA are highly desperate.
- Disintegration of families and individuals
Traditional and fundamental social networks such as marriage, family and even churches or associations were dismantled. This began as early as the 1950s – for example, it was reported here.
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Kanthan says that the “grotesque manipulation of children” by queer activism is “just a foretaste of a miserable future generation.” An absolutely uprooted, disoriented and lonely society is developing.
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He also explains that the “social engineering that the elites have unleashed on Americans” is why the U.S. is “a mentally ill” society. The United States has by far the highest consumption of antidepressants and psychotropic drugs. Only Iceland keeps up.
- Unemployment, health, literacy, crime
The journalist goes on to write:
“Ignore the government’s statistics. Here’s the truth:
For every working-age American man who is unemployed and looking for a job, there are FOUR working-age American men who are unemployed but NOT looking for a job!
The worst statistic since the Great Depression!”
Moreover, the U.S. is struggling with dire epidemics: 75% (!) of the population has serious weight problems – obese (43%) and overweight (32%). Of those who are obese, 10% are “morbidly obese.”
Chronic disease rates are astronomical. Much of the population is dependent on Big Pharma.
Violence has also exploded in the US. It’s not just the rampages.
“Social media is rife with videos of Americans brutally beating each other up, often in places that are supposed to be safe – like schools, colleges, malls, restaurants, trains and even airports,” Kanthan writes.
- The mountain of debts
Overloaded with debts:
The dollar printer is running at full speed, with a trillion dollars to be paid annually. But the printer is sputtering. De-dollarization is shaking up the system.
- Lies and illogical propaganda
“One day Americans are screaming with joy that China is collapsing. The next day they are screaming about China taking over world domination.
Every day is a day of lies – continuous and irrational.
There is no critical thinking. There are no philosophical or spiritual ideas. Only crude propaganda, hatred and warmongering.
No wonder the country is deeply polarized. Could there be a civil war? Possible, but not likely. The deep state will simply arrest people like Trump and intimidate the masses into submission.”
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