America's government is so corrupt it is no longer democratic.
Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw2z9lV3W1g
Unfortunately yes, absolutely.
And you begin to see a direct cause-and-effect relationship between the level of corruption and the "quality" of the policy decisions that are made, example: The Iraq war. Another one: the "inertia" regarding climate change action (it's just corporate power effing it all up for us).
It really has a grave effect on all human beings on this planet. It's clear that this has become a fundamentally global problem.