Wow. I never thought I’d agree with Jimmy Carter about much of anything, let alone agree with him twice in one week. But if he actually said, “America has no functioning democracy at this moment” (referring to revelations of omni-snooping), then we are totally on the same radical track.
The U.S. media didn’t cover the event where he made reportedly made the remark. But Der Spiegel, a decently reliable source, did.
Think on it. A respected* former president of the U.S., a man of the party now in power, observes that his country is no longer of, by, and for the people. That’s a stunner.
* Incompetent as prez, of course. But seemingly one of the few actually decent human beings ever to hold the office.