To be as ignorant and apathetic as Murka, the vast majority of residents need to be as Paris Hilton: Rich enough to get a well-funded leg up from ancestors and dumb enough to make stupid shit instead of producing a modern equivalent to Henry Ford.
New York state alone is equal to Spain. That’s a lot of money. FYI, Spain is not a backwards olive-growing, bullfighting spick factory. For example, they have much heavy industry including producing and assembling key components for BAE – that’s AIRBUS to you – the only competitor to our Boeing.
Boeing makes airliners; they are our richest export. TAI¹
Only can a Greasy Bear* have the cash from gramps to donate to Habitat Fo’ Humanity an Shee-it, yet still afford not to live within 50 miles of his wasted donation.
Image in Murka is all that counts now; a bastardization of SO76 precepts. It’s only what power that false image can get you that matters.
¹Think About It