Guy Saperstein, writing at Sheerpost in, Why I’m Leaving America,
America once led the world in innovation. No more. We don’t even have one mile of high-speed rail, unless you count Disneyland. China has 30,000, and counting. Which country do you think is prepared to prosper in the next century?
We can’t even keep our roads repaired. America’s roads are a mess, many as bad as any Third World country. In fact, that is what America is becoming — a Third World country.
The battle is lost. America is in terminal decline and nearly 75 million Americans seem to be willing to pull it down further.
He writes about the rigged system, with the filibuster making the country almost ungovernable, and,
Biden won by 7.3 million votes — a smashing win, right? — but if just 43,000 votes in a few states had switched, Donald Trump would still be president today. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom could have received 49% of the vote in the recall election and have lost and some Republican hack could have received 18% and won. And because each state has two senators, 18% of the electorate elects 51% of senators. Explain that to Cleisthenes.
A lot of people feel the way Guy does. Terminal decline.