Six strong arguments for the imminent degradation of the United States


Over the past 35 years, gloomy predictions about the imminent collapse of the United States have not been confirmed, but that was before the COVID-19 pandemic, writes the American journal Foreign Policy.


In recent years, the incompetent administration of President Donald Trump has made many catastrophic mistakes as they have long-term negative consequences for the United States. International relations specialist Stephen Walt, a professor at Harvard University, identifies six strong arguments in favor of the imminent degradation of the United States.

First, Trump's behavior tarnished the reputation of the United States, which was already not perfect. Washington has simply demonstrated to those around it that it is unable to cope with problems, both internationally and at home.

Second, the epidemic has led to an economic downturn in the United States. She will leave huge scars on the economy countries and the longer it lasts, the more significant the damage will be. At the same time, the Trump administration, unlike other countries, did everything possible to ensure that the crisis dragged on and the economic recovery, if it was foreseen at all, proceeded at a slow pace.

Third, there has been a sharp increase in the number of cases of domestic violence in society, which are difficult to control due to isolation. This can cause irreparable harm to the country by undermining the emotional and mental health of citizens. The danger is that the personal tragedies of individuals will affect the power of the United States as a whole.

The fourth is the closure of schools due to the poor epidemiological situation. It is quite justified, but the long absence of children at their desks will lead to their lag in knowledge level from their peers in other countries. The planet's education system has been hit by COVID-19, but the US is at its worst. This will inevitably be reflected in the future.

Fifth, the US higher education system has also been hit hard. America's universities, considered the best on the planet for decades, suffer isolation and the loss of international students. As a result, universities and colleges began to receive less money and ceased to serve as engines of science and technological progress.

Sixth, the pandemic did not affect women's desire to become mothers. However, women in labor are now exposed to severe financial uncertainty and stress. This will inevitably affect the fetus and development of the child, which will certainly affect his future life and affect the country as a whole.

The US has not yet exhausted its advantages over other countries. But the longer Trump will fight the pandemic, the worse for the country. The well-being of future generations of Americans depends on this.
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  1. kriten Offline
    kriten (Vladimir) 26 July 2020 15: 50
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    This was inevitable under any president. It's just that the contradictions have reached the stage of autopsy, and here is a pandemic. And Trump has almost nothing to do with it. Crazy Biden will only speed things up.
  2. cmonman Offline
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 26 July 2020 17: 27
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    Six strong arguments in favor of the imminent degradation of the United States.

    The author (and the Editorial Board) found a gold mine with their article - by rearranging the words, but not changing the idea of ​​the “degradation of the USA”, you can eat not only a sandwich with butter, but also with caviar - the topic has been popular since the mid-30s and until now !! !
    Editors, don't you smell the naphthalene?
    1. A.Lex Offline
      A.Lex (Secret information) 26 July 2020 22: 21
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      American, tell me at ... how many times do you have the largest number of people infected with the 19 virus in a day? And how do you deal with it?
      1. Syoma_67 Offline
        Syoma_67 (Semyon) 28 July 2020 00: 02
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        The number of infected directly depends on the number of tests. And now compare how many tests are done, in Russia - 1 million, in America - 9 million. If there are no tests in Russia at all, there will be no patients.
        1. A.Lex Offline
          A.Lex (Secret information) 30 July 2020 13: 47
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          laughing laughing laughing Everything is clear with you, American, I have no more questions, you just confirmed my opinion that you are a Ukrainian American (you are all standing there for each other). laughing laughing laughing
  3. Bitter Offline
    Bitter (Gleb) 26 July 2020 19: 03
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    Certainly. But,

    While the fat one loses weight, the skinny one will die.

    And there are plenty of skinny people on this globe, you can easily imagine.
    1. Dear sofa expert. 26 July 2020 23: 48
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      Thin people, by the way, live longer. I don't know who came up with such a stupid saying.
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        Bitter (Gleb) 27 July 2020 09: 51
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        I came up with such a stupid saying.

        The saying is very ancient. In our time, this must be understood somewhat rhetorically, especially on the scale of countries and regions. Although, if you look at the reports from some African countries, the problem is noticeable in the literal sense. You probably understood the meaning correctly.
        Pre-election pokatushki Democrats, nothing more.
        The local authorities, with their police, fumbled and pulled out. This can even be viewed as sabotage to some extent.
        1. Dear sofa expert. 27 July 2020 10: 16
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          even more so across countries and regions.

          Yes, especially on a national and regional scale. At the same time, take into account the pain threshold of each individual ethnic group. If you meant Russia, then the country has no problems with that. The people are used to enduring not such hardships. But it is very difficult for the “slaves of their stomachs” to follow a diet. The risk of the JoJo effect is high.

          This can even be viewed as sabotage to some extent.

          It can be viewed as you like, but since the country has already reached the point that "the end justifies the means," then it will not end well. You, as the bearer of your surname, should be aware of such facts as no one else.
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            Bitter (Gleb) 28 July 2020 10: 50
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            pain threshold of each individual ethnic group.

            Approximately the same, everyone wants to live well, they also know how badly. In the same America, these ethnic groups have a wagon and a small cart, and African Americans are not the biggest, and they are not the point. By and large, they were once again just used.

            ... meant Russia, ...
            The people are used to enduring not such hardships.

            Well, those in power know how to keep their subjects in a black body, did not live richly - there is nothing to start.

            It is very difficult for "slaves of their stomachs" to follow a diet.

            Therefore, often "slaves" from Russian galleys, are transferred to American galleys, then to London or some other.

            once in the country it has already come to that

            It is not necessary to inflate a universal storm from a tempest in a glass. "They are children," let them play, then the "educator" will come, put everyone in the corners, and they will give ears to those who are especially restless. I am sure that the feds will be able to put things in order, and there are no prerequisites for restructuring in America, and no one will allow the system to be compromised.
            The Americans have built a whole global system in the world, an alternative to which today, no one can imagine. Including neither Russia nor China.
            But we need to work on it, and then we'll see.
            1. Dear sofa expert. 28 July 2020 17: 31
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              Well, those in power know how to keep their subjects in a black body

              This is just about America. Here you yourself and confirm it. Lost, perhaps?)

              let them play, then the "educator" will come, place everyone in the corners, and they will give the ears especially restless

              We will not argue about the "pain thresholds", if you want, stay with your opinion.
              About the "slaves of the stomach" too. Let them eat "to health" until the insulin runs out.
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    Netyn (Netyn) 26 July 2020 20: 03
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    Quote: cmonman
    ... degradation of the USA ”, you can eat not only a sandwich with butter, but also with caviar - the topic has been popular since the mid-30s and until now !!!

    You are not educated and stupid.
    The topic of the degradation of the United States has been popular in Russia since the mid-19th century, the same A.S. Pushkin wrote on this topic.
    1. A.Lex Offline
      A.Lex (Secret information) 26 July 2020 22: 22
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      So he is American - there are most of these ignorant!
    2. cmonman Offline
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 27 July 2020 01: 00
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      I also say that naphthalene! While your rich are buying up apartments, while your young minds are torn in the USA, nothing threatens her ...!
      And about A.S. I don’t know Pushkin - I would be visiting, it’s not yet known which country I would go to ...
      1. Dear sofa expert. 27 July 2020 08: 33
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        While your rich are buying apartments

        You might think that the poor are buying up your apartments))

        while your young minds are torn to the USA

        As I understand it, you and yourself belong to such "minds"? Well, look, what have you, once a really rich country, brought?)
  5. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 27 July 2020 01: 44
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    To these six arguments in favor of the imminent degradation of the United States, which the professor described, one can add a seventh - the general devaluation of moral and ethical standards in the behavior and interaction of Americans (justification and imposition of sexual perversion, the emergence of a third sex, and much more).
  6. Oleg Rambover Offline
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 27 July 2020 01: 51
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    In our sincere friendly and close relations with the West, we do not notice that we are dealing as if with a person who carries an evil, contagious disease, surrounded by an atmosphere of dangerous breath. We kiss with him, hug, share a meal of thought, drink a cup of feeling ... and do not notice the hidden poison in our careless communication, we do not smell in the fun of the feast of the future corpse, which he already smells of.

    Slavophil Shevyrev said in 1841. Where are those Slavophiles?
    1. Dear sofa expert. 27 July 2020 08: 36
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      Where are those Slavophiles?

      - "hidden poison .." poisoned. What's not clear here?
      1. Oleg Rambover Offline
        Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 27 July 2020 09: 52
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        We got hugged along the way. And the rotten West is still a "future corpse". We have been waiting for 180 years.
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    Binder (Miron) 27 July 2020 05: 06
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    Funny text! laughing America will be fine, everyone should take care of their future, and not invent stories about the failures of their neighbors. hi
    1. Dear sofa expert. 27 July 2020 08: 40
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      I also do not really agree with the argumentation in the article, but with you:

      America will be fine

      - I do not agree at all. Nothing else will be good there. You can see what's going on there.
      1. Rashid116 Offline
        Rashid116 (Rashid) 27 July 2020 09: 13
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        And in America blacks are lynched

        - somewhere I've already heard it))). What is America to you, here it is quiet ... like in a cemetery. I just don't understand what this is for. Either they actually landed us (they bought someone, of course), or it will blaze, it won't seem a little. Well, the Soviet man could not so quickly become cattle. Still, they see this injustice and embezzlement everywhere.
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        Binder (Miron) 27 July 2020 16: 37
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        Quote: Dear couch expert.
        You can see what's going on there.

        I see what is happening there, because I regularly communicate with my daughter and son-in-law, who live in San Francisco, via WhatsApp, and thus I have objective first-hand information.
        1. Dear sofa expert. 27 July 2020 18: 00
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          Well, that means the whole world is lying about America, and only you, through your daughter, have objective information. Let it be.
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    Rashid116 (Rashid) 28 July 2020 07: 37
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    And in America blacks are lynched

    - somewhere I've already heard it))). What is America to you, here it is quiet ... like in a cemetery. I just don't understand what this is for. Either they actually landed us (they bought someone, of course), or it will blaze, it won't seem a little. Well, the Soviet man could not so quickly become cattle. Still, they see this injustice and embezzlement everywhere.