Just goes to show you what an international embarrassment this all is. There is historical precedent of a collapse of a powerful empire. Rome got so powerful and its actual citizens got so spoiled that its culture internally crumbled and eventually led to chaos.
But there wasn't social media around to watch it all happen real time. Nor was there historical precedent at that time for their citizens to have learned from.
There's a lot of complaints these days about how spoiled "liberal millennials" are. But how spoiled do you have to be to be descended from immigrants (which nearly all of us are), and yet take a position supporting Trump's presidency? National security is a poor excuse, because most (if not all) the 9/11 attackers were from or based out of countries not on this list. How spoiled do you have to be to cast aspersions at illegal immigrants that do work that you're actually too lazy to do at the pay that is actually offered, who often pay into Social Security and Medicare via payroll taxes and yet aren't even eligible for those programs themselves? They're funding YOUR retirement.
Contrary to popular belief, red states are generally larger consumers of federal government welfare than blue states. California is a net producer of government income. So is Illinois. Texas is a net consumer. If Atlas actually shrugged in this country, it would be the conservative areas that felt the blow.http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/05/which-states-are-givers-and-which-are-takers/361668/
The self-righteousness among some people in this country that fuels this vision that only they
are the hard workers, and everyone else is a lazy interloper, is hard to ignore, especially how this narrative fits in to the immigration story.
But in reality, they have the narrative backwards.