“What is different is that large swaths of our population, comfy with their Obamaphones, their EBT cards and SSI disability checks, no longer seem to care.”
Our public schools have eliminated critical thinking skills. Americans who are in the Obamaphone/EBT set, are generally stupid. Chronically stupid. The ideal communist citizen. And you’re right, not only do they not care... they are HAPPY.
This is not the America I grew up in, and I don’t feel particularly American anymore.
At this point “America” is sounding more and more like an echo of greatness from the past, like “Rome” or “Athens.” Much like the Rome and Athens of today, it’s becoming just another place on the map, eaten up with brainwashed mongrels who use the slowly-waning power of the kleptocracy to strip the carcasses of their neighbors. At some point it will end. Whether because there is no flesh left to strip or because the remnant Americans stand up and stop it remains to be seen. It’s definitely not looking good at this point.