I think you folks have what’s happening in the US figured out pretty well.
I have been debating the state of things in this country with a friend of mine over the past 3+ years since drumpf took office and invariably the question boils down to how is all this possible? How can people actually support drumpf after all of the stuff he has said, done and failed to do? How can people be so blind to the realities of the coronavirus and refuse to wear masks while people in this country are dying at a rate of 400,000 per year? Those same questions get asked over and over and there really is only one answer. Drumpf wrote a book called The Art Of The Deal. Well, Americans have perfected The Art Of Stupidity. Sure you can say people are individualistic or fear “The State” or value personal freedoms over the common good. But that doesn’t really explain it with any real conviction. The only accurate description of what has taken place here is nothing less than a deeply ingrained case of mass stupidity. But not just your everyday garden variety variation of stupidity. This is a special form of stupidty that has been nurtured for years and decades of prosperity, entitlement and laziness. There really is no other way of to explain why we have who we have in the White House and why people won't wear masks or socially distance themselves.