This is extreme for a reason. The parts of the Federal governmental system are still there, banging at each other and having consequences. But, the whole as ceased functioning, it is dead. Sub-systems, such as The Pentagon and CIA continue relatively independent of the Three Branches, remain. But, the hacking of rules and the psychological polarization amplified by the new media has rendered decision-making by the Three Branches grossly inconsistent and devoid of any sense of real consequences. Three are no processes I am aware of to give it democratic vitality (elections are farcical); but it may be played as a puppet by dictatorial forces.
I don’t present this as a negative statement, only as a possible report of reality. For those of us who work for a better humanity we cannot hope for a new USA to do our bidding. There no longer is a system to respond to well organized proposals or protests. We might be able to use parts, but it is futile to wait on the THREE to do anything significant.
This may be a process occurring in other governmental systems on the planet: state and local in the USA and globally, a characteristic of collapse.
I view this phenomenon as positive – as I,decades ago, concluded that significant transformation of large, complex, dysfunctional societal systems was strategically impossible – which opened the option for replacement by metamorphic emergence. This option still exists, and remains quite viable. I have learned that persons can’t attend to this alternative so long as they believe in the probability of reforming existing systems. What evidence is needed to prove that these systems can’t be fixed – but they can be replaced. From a larger perspective, this is the birth of HUMANITY from the embryonic development of Humankind, completing its civilization (caterpillar) phase.
PERSONAL: WHY AM I TOTALLY ALONE WITH THIS VIEW?