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The United States of Apathy
No one cares about anything anymore.

July 12, 2023

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Children get shot by armed gunmen wielding AR-15 assault rifles intended for the battlefield. Repeatedly.

We don’t care. This is America.

The President of the United States leads an armed insurrection against the federal government and calls for the hanging of the Vice-President.

We don’t care. This is America.

Supreme Court justices take vacations with billionaires worth more than many people’s annual incomes, hide it in disclosure forms, and even accept funds via Venmo from lawyers who practice before them through their court clerks, in broad daylight.

We don’t care. This is America.

Multiple members of the Federal Open Market Committee trade on inside information.

We don’t care. This is America.

Multiple Republican members of Congress threaten their colleagues’ physical safety and express sympathy for Russia, the aggressor in a genocidal war against Ukraine.

We don’t care. This is America.

Phoenix bakes in sustained 110º heat while the waters off the Florida coast are hotter than some marine life can handle.

We don’t care. This is America.

Replacing slavery, the justice system locks up Black men so disproportionately that there practically isn’t room left for anyone else.

We don’t care. This is America.

Billionaires assume control of virtually every major newspaper, television network, and social media website, many of which they use to spread right-wing and Russian propaganda.

We don’t care. This is America.

Record highs in the stock market are, not for the first time, based on fraud and accounting gimmicks, not actual profit, increases in productivity, or sustained growth.

We don’t care. This is America.

Abortion is increasingly illegal in many states with the Supreme Court having overturned Roe v. Wade, which multiple justices promised would never happen on their watch.

We don’t care. This is America.

The President is 80 years old and considering running for a second term.

We don’t care. This is America.

Housing is unaffordable for an entire generation.

We don’t care. This is America.

Getting sick routinely bankrupts citizens on the basis of fraudulent invoices.

We don’t care. This is America.

Technologies that don’t work, touted by the media as “magical elixirs,” are poised to spread disinformation at an unprecedented pace.

We don’t care. This is America.

The Centers for Disease Control botched the response to COVID-19 so badly that it simply gave up trying, and no one even noticed, least of all the one million dead.

We don’t care. This is America.

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We don’t care. This is America.

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