The greatest threat the United states faces is our growing level of willful ignorance and anti-intellectualism. When the majority of those who consider themselves educated in a culture can tell you who won entertainment awards but cannot tell you the names of our representing foreign heads of state are or details about current world affairs such a culture, society or nation will not survive.
This is why our children will not know the United States the nation we remember. To an extent this has nothing to do with politicians, monied interests or corporations. It has to do with the dumbing down of society to an ignorant culture valuing entertainment over education and complex thought. American’s, as a majority are simply lazy and saturate ourselves in misinformation to justify it.