It used to be that schools taught instead of indoctrinated. People were responsible not for what they said but for what they did and the consequences of what they did. Promotions were made based on the knowledge and competence and then good outcomes were necessary to retain the job or to get further promotions. Most people understood their jobs and place in the machinery and had a good overall understanding of how they fit in.
Now illiterates run the media and lie. Anyone who doesn't talk a good game and agree with the leftist agenda is shunned.
The country is run for the benefit of the few incompetents and the media support them. As companies fail, brands are destroyed and jobs go overseas the perpetrators get ever wealthier and the world gets ever poorer. We now make most products in a country that fails to obey international law and pollutes on a scale never before seen. We dig our resources out of the ground and shovel them right back into landfill.
We jumped the shark and no one ever even noticed. Once you clear the shark you can never truly be free of it. It is always nearby waiting.