We are reaping what we sowed with the advent and success of social media which has now come back to bite us. Misinformation and ignorance are now overtaking facts and when you add the deliberate concealment by powers who pull the strings of economic power, you end up here. The great American experiment worked for a while when there was some semblance of balance but when you base your entire philosophy on capitalism you are doomed to fail; and it's not even the free market kind as witnessed by numerous interventions to prop up institutions which were too big to be allowed to collapse. So now you have a small handful of companies controlling all and with only 5 people owning half of the wealth. As always happens in history, the entire structure will collapse before it can be remade; usually when the population finally tires of the injustice and has had enough.