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The US is collapsing.

The USA is now an immoral bankrupt warmongering police state, but Americans think that they live in a moral, peaceful, free country with a balanced budget.

The elites control the government, media, and corporations.

Bankers who committed fraud received billion dollar bailouts instead of being jailed.

Jobs are being offshored, illegal immigrants are flooding the country, wages are flat, homelessness is growing, and debt is rising, but our overlords say that the economy is booming.

There are nanny state laws, regulations, security cameras, license plate readers, checkpoints, redlight cameras, speed cameras, FBI facial and voice recognition, curfews, gun bans, searches without warrants, mandatory minimums, DNA databases, CISPA, SOPA, NDAA, IMBRA, private prison quotas, no knock raids, take down notices, no fly lists, terror watch lists, Constitution free zones, stop and frisk, 3 strikes laws, kill switches, National Security Letters, kill lists, FBAR, FATCA, Operation Chokepoint, civil forfeiture, CIA torture, NDAA indefinite detention, secret FISA courts, FEMA camps, laws requiring passports for domestic travel, IRS laws denying passports for tax debts, gun and ammo stockpiles, laws outlawing protesting, police militarization, NSA wiretapping, the end to the right to silence, free speech bans, private prisons, FOSTA, TSA groping, and Jade Helm.

One reason the US is collapsing today is because Americans are lazy cowards. Americans may think deep down inside that immorality, debt, endless wars, and tyranny are wrong, but there are perverse incentives that encourage people to remain silent. Anyone who is quiet and compliant is rewarded with food stamps, a campaign donation, a paycheck, or a sale. Anyone who questions the status quo is called a racist, nutjob, gets an IRS audit, is arrested, or killed.

How much more will you take? Does your conscience bother you? Do you think that the 1% are just going to turn around and start reducing the debt, restore the Bill of Rights, and end the wars on their own?

Silence means consent.