> I'm afraid your government has been de-evolving for significantly longer than three years:
You're not wrong. We were on a slow, uncomfortable descent into madness before. The kind that hits you Monday around 10am after you've run out of caffeine and that last donut has dried your mouth out but you're trapped in an unending powerpoint presentation and everyone is seated so you don't want to get up and be a bother to anyone or, worse, draw any attention. It was quiet, slightly dignified, suffering. It felt like we would pull up any time now... yup... any time.
Now we're in an aluminum pancake on fire in a swamp, with a news ticker running along the bottom of the screen, and those who escaped the flaming wreckage are desperately wishing for the days of petrified donuts and cold coffee.