The Invisible Hand that Strangles

Unveiling the True Root Cause of America’s Deepest Crises

Erik Blair
26 min readSep 10

Photo by Naomi August on Unsplash

The Tangled Web of America’s Predicaments

You know something is wrong. You can feel it, but you just can’t place it.

In the buzzing hive of American society, where dreams are supposed to take flight, a shadow hangs heavy, eclipsing the bright aspirations of many. As we stand amidst an era marked by groundbreaking technological advancements and unprecedented connectivity, the populace grapples with issues that seem to form an insurmountable mountain of not just emotional or psychological challenges, but financial difficulties underscored by crippling debt, obstructing the path to progress and prosperity.

From the crippling grips of mental disorders to the isolating claws of loneliness, the challenges are manifold, each weaving into the next, creating a complex, suffocating tapestry of societal woes and personal debt spirals that hamper the flourishing of countless individuals.

The Omnipresent Crisis

At the epicenter of this storm lie the daunting adversaries of our time: drug addiction, alcoholism, debilitating mental health issues, unrelenting debt, and skyrocketing levels of stress. These issues manifest in fractured families, marred by marital discord and the somber notes of depression that echo in the lonely corners of the heart.

Crime looms like a persistent shadow, sometimes born out of necessity, other times out of the disillusionment that accompanies financial despair. Loneliness unfurls its cold arms, embracing individuals who find themselves lost in a society that seems to have left them behind.

The Echoes of Desperation

Further amplifying these challenges are a web of issues that stem directly from financial disparity: houselessness, food insecurity, and a stark lack in access to vital resources like healthcare, education, and transportation.

This entangled web binds individuals in a relentless cycle, where breaking free seems more a dream than a feasible reality. Children, the supposed bearers of future hope, are caught in this vicious cycle, often before they even have the…

Erik Blair

Writer, technologist, web dev, consultant, loves travel