When did this become America? Coarse, crass, and crude. Long on attitude and opinion, short on knowledge and substance.
When did this become America? Bloated. Corpulent. Engorged on its over-fed appetites.
When did this become America? With bellicose porcine grunting replacing intelligent discourse. Where the desire is not to communicate, but to incite.
When did this become America? Blind to the difference between righteousness and self-righteousness. Flailing against any human weakness, yet blind to its own addictions.
When did this become America? Greedy, selfish, intolerant. Where the lust for power supersedes the desire for communal prosperity, as if we lived in independent spheres, sucking on our individual fortunes. Where pulling oneself up necessitates keeping someone else down.
When did this become America? Bellicose. Belligerent. Afraid of intelligent dialogue and shouting down dissent.
When did this become America? Brash, stubborn. Snorting anger like some incensed bull under the purported intention of voicing the popular rage.
This is not America. This is the American disease.