All totally true. One thing to remember though is, many countries on the planet today are horrible, some more-so than the U.S. (and of those, some not even of our causing!) And this is true throughout history, in fact for most of recorded history, things were much worse.
Right now in spacetime on Planet Earth, America is a pretty nasty, awful thing, on many levels. So odd, many of our people are so wonderful! I hear even average Iranians loooove Americans on an individualized level. America is also an extremely diverse country, with many caring, enlightened people. It’s important to not forget about them.
At the end of the day, it will take nothing less than a total revolution of the mind (because we are an extraordinarily brainwashed nation) for us to break the invisible chains that bind us. Invisible for many folks at least, for some it’s obviously more literal, like black and hispanic kids who get jail time for marijuana possession. I’m not sure how we could really turn it around. The system is already so utterly, totally corrupt, it’s not like we have a real Democracy at all, rather, we are a blatant oligarchical society that is quickly becoming, especially under the current administration, an outright (and not even abashed) kleptocracy. It’s insane. And if you don’t think the Russians were inside voting machines, you’re fucking crazy. But people have probably been inside (enough of) the voting machines for yeeeears, and I doubt most of them were Russian.
Revolution of the mind, and then some kind of an actual revolution. But the only thing that will turn it around is changing ourselves, possibly even evolving as a species, literally. That’s happening now, considering we already seem to have transitioned into extremely cybernetic beings at this point. It’s really not as elegant to literally have it embedded in your body, sheesh, but we already have all sorts of interesting upgrades, thanks to mobile computing, media and telecommunications technology.
Homo Informaticus, as I like to call it. I wonder if that’s already been coined? Damn, it has been, but I’ve been using the phrase for at least a decade, maybe two. Anywho…
We certainly shall see how it plays out in the short and medium terms, anyway. The 21st Century is juuuust getting warmed up. Wait until they break the news about the aliens. God, I am going to be out of my mind that day, laughing my ass off, eating popcorn. Unfortunately the aliens might be faked… Does it even matter?
Buckle. The. Fuck. Up.