The original article published on CommonDreams by Tom Engelhardt was posted on Facebook. One of my favorite and sharp friends added the comment I'm entering below. Let it entice you to read the whole article on CommonDreams. Scared to death in the USA... Is this also why we don't have peace?
"I mean, we’re living in a country that my parents would barely recognize. It has a frozen, riven, shutdown-driven Congress, professionally gerrymandered into incumbency, endlessly lobbied, and seemingly incapable of actually governing."
I don't know how Tom Engelhardt is, but I barely recognize this country as the one in which I grew from childhood, to youth, to young adult. It is a pathetic imitation of what it was during those years. It has suffered one administration after another that was operated by sociopaths and psychopaths totally enthrall to the super rich, the filthy coal/oil/natural gas companies, the filthy immoral, unethical and scum ridden banks and some of the most insane right wingers since the horrors of European Fascism brought death to tens of millions and plunged the world into darkness. The nation has besmirched the very name of democratic republic. It is a joke and people publish cartoons decrying the very idea of having the USA and its lap dog servant, NATO, bring freedom and democracy - it is very clear that in the wake of the USA's intervention, what comes is death, destruction, rape, pillage, and chaos.
In the meantime the infrastructure that sustains us all is crumbling because the tax dollars are being used to hunt and kill "enemies" around the world and here at home. Real patriots that expose the utterly corrupt, corroded, sewage that rules the nation, are sent to jail. The thieves who've thrown millions out of their homes, resulted in one of the highest number of homeless children to proportions more that would have shocked me as a high school student if they were in Brazil or some other South American victim of pillage by American industry.