My question is how do you fix that?
Answer: We can’t.
Straight up. It has become institutionalized, and the only way to change that is to change the institutions. Which means replace the people in the institutions.
Which means, if we started right now, this very second, it would still take us at a minimum 20 years to train up the generation of kids that will take over those institutions…
Possible? Yep. Probable? Nope.
Which means, unfortunately, we’re headed for one helluva train wreck. You don’t back a good and proud people into a corner, humiliate them, take away their ability to provide for themselves, send out swarms of enforcer goons to “eat out their very substance” and expect good things to happen…. or even have those people roll over and take it…
Is this our own doing? Via apathy, yes. We allowed this to happen to us.
Unfortunately, I think the situation will self-correct.
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1