Where I live we now have basically homeless encampments under this bridge in town. We’ve never had that before. If like, a bridge over a stream in a park gets broken, it doesn’t get fixed for months. Our track and trace system is a failure, we can’t even test enough people to meet demand. It takes days to get a covid test here, people are being asked to travel hundreds of miles to get a test. Across the pond in burgerland I see orange skies and endless riots. Below that, the reactionary dictatorships and staunch revolutionaries of Latin America continue to grind out their continental civil war against themselves and against the US. The Middle East is a fucking wasteland. Near enough every country some variety of warzone, from Palestine all the way to Kashmir. When you get to Kashmir, India, you get to a country doing pogroms on its Muslim population.
Where to even begin with Africa, the north in the same state at the Middle East, the sub Saharan a post colonial mess, in debt to the US, Europe or the Chinese respectively, very little infrastructure has ever really existed there to decay,