... into the ground.
Jeeniuses Oprah-style declare emergency because the money all went away.
Western people are morons. They're sad and they're demented and they outnumber people playing with a full deck a million to one. They do really dumb things over and over again until these dumb things destroy them. They do the dumb things despite evidence that these things are dumb and will lead to their own destruction. They won't hear sound advice or good judgement and they hate anybody that is reasonable or prudent. All of it sounds crazy to them. Consequences and long term thinking. You must be some kind of Nazi or something.
You'd think if they won't listen to reason, at least they might listen to their ancestors and respect the lessons of the past. Nope. They won't hear of it.
The first commandment, coming right out of the gate. Respect your mother and father. Failed that one, the whole civilization. Rudyard Kipling said they will sit before the gods of the copybooks and learn their lesson again. It's the repetition that gets you on this planet.