Welcome to the Banana Republic of North America D.O.J. Maybe America’s slide from grace began when America started when torturing prisoners, or it is just easier to join the animals than keep trying to climb to loftier heights. The universities, bureaucrats in Washington DC, and corporations have gotten their wish. They now live in a dysfunctional, hedonistic, moralless, mediocre, divided, weak, ineffectual nation of has-beens. While gloating over their success, they realize they all will be seen as an equally useless collection of has-beens by the World too!