In 2016 forty million Americans are so poor they are forced to endure the indignity of living on food stamps to the howls being labeled ' moochers' by the US media. Americans live in a country that is the world leader in wealth disparity. In the last 30 years since the creation of 'Reaganism', America has become a caste system of a small number of very wealthy 'haves' and an ever growingly larger number poor 'have nots'. Americas seniors for the most part live in poverty, with their poverty level pensions constantly under threat.
Americans are the most indebted people on earth, slaves in a lopsided sociopathic economic system, high interest credit cards alone account for over a trillion dollars of debt. Americas children, Americas future leave school slaves to a trillion and a half dollars of high interest school debt.
Even after Obamacare 30 million Americans have no health care, for them even a minor treatable illness can result in terrible suffering or even the threat of death. This while the remaining 'insured' are forced to pay outrages disproportional amounts of their incomes out of fear of illness or being financially ruined by a health event.
Americans blindly consume a contaminated food supply, Frankenstein foods , chemically saturated GMO's, the creation of US chemical companies in the pursuit of ever increasing corporate profits. Americans the target of the US multibillion fast food and junk food corporate industry, which has unshered in an obesity epidemic, so much so that predictions are now todays youth will not live as long as their parents.
Americas fresh water supply now comtaminated with a cocktail hundreds of carcinogenic and neurological chemicals, pumped into their watershed by multinational energy and oil companies through a million and a half fracking wells, companies exempted from environmental laws by previous crooked corporate friendly US governments . The result an epidemic of cancers, children being the most vulnerable.
Americans have even the the privacy of their personal lives now intruded upon by a trillion dollar private corporate domestic surveillance system hired by the US government without American knowledge or permission, until Edward Snowden blew the whistle. Every American now constantly monitored and treated as a potential threat to the establishment, this under the guise of anti terrorism.
Hundreds of thousands of US families have been forced to grieve the death, dismemberment or psychological damage of their youth who have been continually placed in the harms way in dozens conflicts. Duped by successive US governments who in truth were only protecting corporate interests world wide, while telling the families of Americans the lie that their sons died protecting freedom.
For many Americans their country has become one big for profit penal colony. America with 5% of the worlds population jails more of its citizens than those so called evil empires of Russia and China combined. One in every 32 Americans is under the control of the US penal system either through parole or incarceration, an even higher number have debilitating criminal records that make them second class citizens and easy subjects of abuse by the system.
Americas five media corporations owned by the richest fraction of the one percent of the population, control 90% of everything Americans see, read or hear and ultimately the input of information that Americans put trust in to make decisions on world and domestic affairs.The truth is of course, the only thing Americans know, is what the establishment allows them to know.
America political system has now been corrupted on every level by establishment operatives to the detriment of the population in general. Their judiciary has been bought and paid for and now generally rubberstamp establishment policies again to the detriment of the majority.
Americas civilian police have become unshamed quazi military thugs, torturers and executioners of mostly troublesome minorities, immune and protected from prosecution by racist policies ingrained in centuries of apartheid US rule.
Nationalism the last tool of the despot, is continually used as a weapon against 'enquiring Americans' , those brave enough to question the ligitimacy of a very visible sick society.