There are three ways to interpret the goings on in the US today:
1. The country is under the control of idiots
2. The country is run by people for completely immoral people for their own profit who will do anything to make a buck including irradiate travelers in airports and fill the country with military weaponry
3 The country is run by fascists who know exactly what they're doing
It's getting pretty hard to accept Options #1 and #2 these days.