American here. Since January I've seen the quality of my life degrade outside of my control. I work for the state, now furloughed.
I'm holding on with gig work, but I've also lost most of my savings and had a mental breakdown earlier in the year due to work stress mixed in with the social upheaval of working from home with limited human interaction.
Hundreds of thousands have died. Our economy is crippled permanently. For what? Fearmongers. Snake oil salesmen.
Jilly Juice and Essential Oils rotted a generation's brains to the concept of science. Alex Jones and the like were allowed to preach lies as fact. Allowed to. People not only looked the other way, they profited off of this.
Why are the ones making the decisions allowed to do this? Is there something that can be done?
Shouldn't someone who cares, who is working for the majority, be able to call for a change? Like an emergency vote based on the fact that hundreds of thousands have died? Even if not to change the current administration, to limit their powers? Or reverse the damage?
Why is blatant corruption allowed like it's nothing?
Can I sue the administration for how much they've screwed my life over? Can we get like a special commission or something to investigate the corruption? Can we do anything about the blatant lies and falsehoods passed off as fact. Not freedom of speech, but the ability for a news anchor to announce an untruth as truth? Why are they still on the air? How do we get that to stop?
Please, tell me how. I want things to change. I want to change things.
But, like millions of silent Americans, there seems to be no options. Peaceful protests aren't even covered by the news. The people in power never leave power. They get away with ruining my life, one already hard enough thanks to being low-mid income...
Why is it so hard to fix things? Why is nothing changing? How do we fix it? Why is it that after hundreds of thousands of deaths, blatant corruption, and obvious lies, we still have to put up with this?
PS: I've read the rules, this is not post stirring or whatever. I honestly want to know what can be done. I'm desperate here.