Good to see more evidence that America is now a third-world/developing nation (albeit with toys on credit). Social services continue on the brink of collapse, the government violates its own laws in the name of “security from terrorists,” wealthy corporations with tight connections to the government get bid-less contracts while the country accumulates ever larger foreign debts. The poor are told to save themselves in a natural disaster, prices of foodstuffs are on the rise, and a corporation owned by a foreign monarchy gets to purchase a large chunk of the country’s infrastructure outright. Oh yeah, and there’s a totally dumbassed war killing thousands in the background.
About the only thing missing is the Army manning checkpoints and throwing dissidents out of airplanes. They’re already patrolling the airports now, but I guess we’ll have to wait for the next terrorist attack for posse comitatus to go completely out the window.