Going off on a tangent ... people talk about the Collapse of the USSA.
How does one measure that ?
I've been hearing about this shit all my life. In the 90s my grandma packing away 100s of lbs of dried beans because 'the depression is coming back.' Making America great again? Let's say you're white in Georgia in 1947. Or West Virginia or Mississippi. Is your future all that golden? Let's say you're black in Detroit in 1959. Was your life really all that great? Or Watts or Chicago? In the 1960s the entire south was a slum. I remember going to New York in 1988. It was scary.
People are always talking about the past like it was this amazing wonderful time. Honestly people have it pretty good. My entire life the closest I came to being hungry, my family not being able to afford to feed me, was the 1980s. In I think, 1983 my old man's employer went under. Lost his job. I remember having to eat government process cheese for quite a while. Everyone in the neighborhood was almost poor. It's the closest I can think of to things actually getting bad.
Even so we still ate meat every night. All this talk about how shitty things are is bullshit. When things get shitty you'll hear about it and a lot of people will get shot. If people go back to eating meat once or twice a week you'll hear about it. Can you imagine that? People not being able to afford a Big Mac? Having to eat beans like in the 1930's?
Let them eat cake? When people in this country can't afford beef that's when alarm bells will go off.