If you want an explanation of how America has arrived at the sorry state we see today, read this article by Lance Fairchok at American Thinker. Fairchok reviews the work of French philosopher Jean Francois Revel, particularly his 1985 book How Democracies Perish. Fairchok notes the fulfillment of Revel’s projection in the current administration:
Today, the “internal enemy” chips away with manic energy, promising idyllic outcomes, using populist messages built of falsehood, creating expectations of the impossible. Spreading confusion that diminishes our national self-confidence and encourages inaction, they have infected our democracy with a guilt that has no basis in fact. Their agenda is one of deconstructive contrarianism, which they cleverly call progressivism that blames all the world’s ills on our success.
This article is a sobering description of the Left’s complicity in America’s current decline as a great nation. The trend can be countered, but only if a sizable number of Americans get actively engaged in the public arena and take their country back.