Edmund Morris, who has written three books on Theodore Roosevelt and one on Reagan had this to say about Americans and his interviewer, Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation."
According to Politico:
Asked during a roundtable discussion what Teddy Roosevelt would think of today’s politics, Morris responded, “You keep asking these presentist questions. As the immortal Marisa Tomei said in My Cousin Vinny, ‘That’s a f***ed up question!’”. . . “you cannot pluck people out of the past and expect them to comment on what’s happening today,”
He then criticized the American people, who “are insensitive to foreign sensibilities, who are lazy, obese, complacent, and increasingly perplexed as to why we are losing our place in the world to people who are more dynamic than us and more disciplined.”
While I wouldn't waste my time reading a book about a traitor like Reagan or a prick like Roosevelt, I do totally agree with his assessment of the American people. Let's repeat it, shall we?
"lazy, obese, complacent, and increasingly perplexed as to why we are losing our place in the world to people who are more dynamic than us and more disciplined.”
In other words, you're a bunch of dumb fuck ignorant, dim witted fat assed proles. THAT is why America is crumbling.