Yes, indeed the past has not been an lesson here. The DNA is screwed up. Sorry may be I repeat myself, but I try to compare what is happening here with other countries, but that is difficult because of the weird way people here are elected as well incomplete laws and strange mentalities. I don't think Canada is in the same turmoil as us, regardless of the Covid.
You can't have an "system" which dates from 1776 without daily updates; the "Amendments" are only a few, but not sufficient. Some Amendments need updates, such as the "Second Amendment", which is even worse right now and totally outdated.
Sorry but our 'freedom" has created an "monster" culture without proper laws updated to the times. Bully's take advantage of it and run the "brainless" show. "Freedom" should have limits, but not here. It shows, let's rob an whole cargo train and toss the packages all over; but nowhere any cops. ( this happened in LA). There is no "discipline" at all in this society; neither in the government. Shaking my old head in disgust.
Trump is an example on how you can "bully" your way in with lies and mis-information. This shows how weak our system of governing has become. I fear 2024 will prove that the system is absolutely not "crook" prove.