Did America transform from the hot high school cheerleader into the post-wall single mom who consumes copious amounts of wine and Xanax to get through the day?I took a cross country Amtrak recently. First class cabin. While the service and food were quite decent, the train itself was really old and quite depressing.
You could see that maybe 40 years ago it was really something special.
The ride itself was laughably slow and very expensive, but if you have the time and money I would still say it beats flying. All of the train stations were also just monuments of a bit too distant bygone era when there was a little bit of pride in the country.
Increasingly the US is reminding me of a decaying post Soviet Eastern block country, but with diversity and fat people. But the broken national spirit and utter impotence and indifference to what is going on around us is just like what I saw in poor EE countries