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benjamin melançon

"We live in a nation hated abroad and frightened at home. A place in which we can reasonably refer to the American Republic in the past tense. A country that has moved into a post-constitutional era, no longer a nation of laws but an adhocracy run by law breakers, law evaders and law ignorers. A nation governed by a culture of impunity, a term from Latin America where they know it well - a culture in which corruption is no longer a form of deviance but the norm. We all live in a Mafia neighborhood now."

— Sam Smith

In 2005. And yes, it's gotten worse since then.

https://prorevnews.blogspot.com/2018/02/word-we-all-live-in-mafia-neighborhood.html