The Reagan gutting of administrative capacity of the federal government followed by oiling the revolving door for PRIVATIZATION - to render demnocratic governance a profit source has been running in overdrive and the consequences are piling up with deadly results. The bizarre side effect of this seems to be an unspoken assertion that human beings are incapable of governance for the common good. At best a projection of the economic premise of constant growth, now clearly proving to accelerate environmental destruction (ahhh... the "green revolution"), mass extinctions, not to mention conceptual impoverishment of the economic model itself. It has been demonstrably doubling down on secrecy, mendacity, violence, militarization. It is sliding down an authoritarian skid slicing democracy in an attempted death by a thousand cuts. The blades used are exemplified, albeit certainly not being the first, by Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in the coup against democratically elected president Zelaya of Honduras.
Ironically, the model based on absolute colonization, which must first assert a God-given mandate to dominate, having reached the wall of its insatiable demand for constant growth by negation in every sphere its parasitic demands espy, has no functional knowledge of HOW real life balances for healthy equilibrium. It has alienated this sphere of function for so long that cannot even recognize it when it looks right at it.
One characteristic of invasive plant species is the secretion of substances that prevent endemic plant species from growing. Tragic that this seems to be the framing of the failing system clawing as much as it can terrified of changing - terror seeming to be its among its most powerful secretions.