If you truly would like to have a better understanding of why this country is going down the tubes, you can read Mustang's latest post over at his site, Social Sense.
If your thinking is based in reality, you'll want to read this.
If not, skip it. It will be a waste of your time.
If you are backing into this post through a link or a search, I recommend reading this post, after you finish Mustang's essay.