Insanity is the correct diagnosis. There are many levels to this insanity but the most ironic is the final success of American capitalism. The bizarre, single minded, forty year drive to define greed as the only virtue rotted America at its core.
The collapse of the USSR and the surrender of Clinton to the demands of the financial industry in the 1990s left America with no options. The shouts of ultimate success against ‘communism’ were actually cries of grief. The future disappeared with the great foe’s decision to stop.
History didn’t end but hope for a fair and equitable society did. The victory was so short it isn’t even remembered.
All that was left was the vanquished ruins of the victor as those completely committed to selfish greed began feeding on all around them. After twenty five years the lowest level of scavengers have appeared to consume and plunder what’s left.