Our fast food, fast money making schemes and overall unwillingness to work hard the right way is our downfall. We don't buckle down with our schooling and learning in our formative years as we should which leaves many young and older adults looking only for shortcuts through life. We have allowed the republicans to manipulate us and that is where our shame begins. Yet though we are easy prey too often, others have no qualms in taking advantage of our ineptitude. Which makes for a very confusing societal norm. Survival of the fittest in all it's ignominy. We citizens are at blame for being vulnerable and the unscrupulous are to blame for not helping to change the dynamic, but instead manipulating it.
It is hard to feel sorry for us Americans when we screw each other over in a never ending loop. The world outside us must be just astonished at how a nation so diverse and vital could allow itself to be shackled and whipped. But here we are and the result of it has come to fruition through republican politics. There will be no hiding the republican agenda now that they have removed us scapegoats from power. They, republicans, will show themselves as the cruel masters they long to be and the pain and suffering they cause will hit everyone on every level especially the families of the "others".