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The good people of America are today realising that the euphoric pressure valve that was the 2020 US Election was actually bullshit.
Just over a month since their embattled President was given his marching orders from the White House, the positivity and hope that everything was going back to normal has since been vaporised by the crushing realisation that maybe things were fucked well before Donald came along.
2.2 million Americans remain incarcerated within the US correctional system, which means for every 100,000 citzens there are 655 who are currently inmates.
A vast majority of these inmates are black and brown people, whose statistical chances of landing in prison somehow failed to improve under a black President.
Donald Trump has broken a century old truce this week, by refusing to pause all executions of American citizens during a presidential transition. Trump has begun hurrying through lethal injections of mostly black Americans on death row today – starting with the heartbreaking state murder of Brandon Bernard earlier today, despite thousands of pleas from anti-death penalty advocates and politicians.
The percentage of American workers protected by a trade union has has fallen to 11.6 percent, with 30 out of 50 states still paying a minimum wage of less than $10 per hour – some going as low as $5.50.
The amount of Americans that die every day from prescription opiates overdoses is currently at 128 people, according to 2018 data.
With close to 3,000 people now dying a day due to this virus that was impossible to contain due to the divisive American media machine undermining social distancing measures – and a health system that excludes almost 25.6 million citizens.
In fact, America is still so fucked that even some of the most die hard Biden supporters have even begun to look back at the Trump presidency with rose coloured glasses – as they are force to admit at least that deranged old racist didn’t start any new wars on behalf of the fossil fuel sector.
As of last year, the U.S. had a homeless population of over 630,000 with 67,000 being veterans of the armed forces.
Americans remain frustrated that the ‘richest superpower in the world’ is not yet fixed, and will not be fixed for the foreseeable future.