We are losing our grasp of history ... God help us
Once upon a time there was a country, the greatest country in the world. They overthrew the most powerful oppressive monarchy on earth and declared their independence. Then over 160 years later, when that monarchy was in jeopardy from a racist fascist dictator who was conquering Europe, they came to their aid and vanquished him!
Alas, eventually they became a victim of their own creativity, and fell under the spell of reality TV and something called "spin". Many forgot social sciences and were not alarmed when told by those in charge that there were airports in the 1700's and Alabama was now on the east coast. They forgot their greatness came from their inherent diversity. They were heading down the paths of those which they overthrew and then later vanquished. They were losing touch with memory of anything about those paths. It was leaving, fading ... "Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it’s gone."