Barely a week has passed since the pro-Trump uprising on the US Capitol, and fears have moved forward. Literally.
Regardless of the possible outcomes of Biden's inauguration day, the majority of Americans in a US poll agree that the country is "falling apart."
The gloomy picture that certifies the almost depressive state of American citizens comes from an investigation conducted by Axios-Ipsol. The questions in the US poll aimed to assess Americans' stance on the president, the state of the nation in general, and their feelings about impeachment and Donald Trump's removal from office.
As it observes The Hill, about 79% of 1.019 respondents at least somehow agree with the statement "America is falling apart". A sad point of view on the expectations of Americans for the future, on the eve of Biden's inauguration, a new president. A circumstance that is usually accompanied by feelings of hope or expectation.
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The US poll revealed partisan divisions and a distinct rift, especially when it came to assessing the conduct of the outgoing president. Strong polarization also on whether Trump should be held responsible for inciting the revolt.
Uneasy, if you think that on the day of the Biden settlement, now approaching (it is set for January 20), fears of clashes increase hour after hour.
25.000 soldiers will be deployed in Washington DC: a number so exorbitant that it has even raised the perplexities of the mayor. The renunciation of the train journey by the new president, the security measures, the drones and the snipers on the rooftops do not dispel concerns for national security, and for that of Biden himself on the day of his inauguration.
All this, however, pales in the face of the "qualitative" fact
The vast majority of the population right now sees a bleak or fragmented future for one of the richest and most influential nations in the world. That's all to say.
In other words, the US poll shows that Americans may disagree as to why America is "falling apart," but the almost unanimous sentiment that this is happening is an absolute highlight.
And amid global pandemics, environmental destruction, deep internal divisions and strong social inequalities, perhaps they are also right to worry.
Gianluca Riccio, born in 1975, is the creative director of an advertising agency, copywriter and journalist. He is affiliated with Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists. Since 2006 he directs Futuroprossimo.it, the Italian resource of Futurology.
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Gianluca Riccio, copywriter and journalist - Born in 1975, he is the creative director of an advertising agency, he is affiliated with the Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists.