...lazy and afraid, and willingly deaf, dumb and blind; like all declining empires.
And we like cheap products more than we like being an individual country with an individual economy and culture.
And with a false monetary system invented to keep our centralized government powerful, we function (temporarily) within a false economy built not on real need, but wants and wishes.
And our government is owned by multinational interests that could not care less about people and culture and care only about the bottom line.
And the bottom line is that if you won't do the job for peanuts (or rice, or potatoes), then they can find somebody who can and will.