American infrastructure/society is rotting from the inside out. Police aren’t trusted, education is declining, healthcare is for profit only and now it is becoming lethally obvious that America’s infrastructure is rotting too. Who would have thought that bending to the will of giant, faceless, profit seeking organizations would eventually destroy the American dream. Capitalism is good, but capitalism requires businesses that can’t sustain themselves to go broke. The American financial system was broke, but the tax payers bailed out those institutions. So the reality is, we no longer have a capitalist system in America. We have a post corporate take over of society, society!
Short term economic goals do not stabilize and enhance society, they bleed that society to death. Our government’s inability to stop these economic psychopathic organizations brings us to the present moment. Pollution and corruption are the norm. Science based arguments are sneered at. Cannabis is healthy, non toxic and fun so our government bans it? We could allow some wiggle room if we could see the greater good for society but there are only greasy lobbyist foot prints at the political doors of power. Trains are a useful, alternative to individual transport. Train technology, bridges and roads have all had their budgets cut so corporate tax loop holes remain. Welfare for the people is bad but welfare for the corporation is good? This is not a clever or sane argument. It is just another example of the perversion in American society.
If we cut money out of politics, and actually look at the rational, evidence based solutions to our problems then train crashes and cannabis prohibition can be left to history. America was not created to facilitate maximum corporate profit. It was a place for free people to live as they saw fit. The declaration of independence was written on hemp paper at a time when cannabis cultivation was seen as a positive, natural tool for society. Once we drop the cannabis prohibition delusion, and the lies and nonsense that goes with it, then we can begin to be honest with ourselves and refocus on growing a strong middle class that don’t have to ask their government which hand they must use to wipe their asses with! Short term economic gain is not a sustainable strategy for society. That is the blueprint of what a virus does. Eventually a virus kills its host. Global warming is the beginning of that death. If we can’t take a step back and do what is right for the country and our shared planet then we are dead men/women walking. A few hundred years from now it will be war then death then another moon like planet with nothing but profitable dust flying in the lifeless wind.