People are collectively immoral, so what do we want?
There has always been corruption and entitlement among the leadership and their toadies. But we generally had the moral wherewithal to prosecute them for their crimes.
A sense of entitlement and privilege has seeped down from the upper echelons of power to the man in the street, who thinks he's someone special compared to everyone else.
Me-firsters are uninterested in promoting decency and justice. They wouldn't want to see someone prosecuted for corruption because they might be next. And so we see corruption and privilege accelerating. And the consequences are building and building.
We few watchdogs are still allowed to call them out and accuse them of corruption. But they know there is nothing we can do about it. Having been defanged, the watchdogs' barks are all that's left.
"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"