Exploring core vulnerabilities of U.S. representative democracy – and how powerful forces exploiting these weaknesses could cause rapid decay and collapse from within.
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0:00 Opening Extravaganza!
2:24 Getting Perspective with a Special Guest
3:33 The American Experiment Pillars & Antagonistic Forces
6:27 Pillar 1
13:21 Pillar 2
26:44 Pillar 3
32:19 The Antagonistic Forces
36:41 How It All Comes Crashing Down…
40:34 Any hope?
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In this video, we explore the possibility of a collapse of the United States, discussing concerns over lack of trust in government, partisan gridlock, and the perception of widespread corruption. Our discussion focuses on the weaknesses in the American system of representative government, including challenges in finding and verifying quality information, political schemas becoming entangled with self-identity, and a polarized population susceptible to propaganda. We also examine the role of media, public relations, and propaganda in shaping American perspectives
Infopocalyse will be bringing Walter Lippmann back from the dead to breathe new life into his seminal work, Public Opinion. This prescient text examined the fundamental weaknesses in the design and expectations of the American Experiment. This video will be looking at the most relevant claims and ideas of the book and comparing to the current conflicts and internal unrest within the United States.
The topics covered in this video include United States collapse, disillusionment, authoritarian takeover, anarchy, and tyranny. Other important themes discussed are sovereignty, information overload, and intellectual humility. We also cover topics like political partisans, confirmation bias, tribalism, and investigative journalism.
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