If anybody has learned anything in the trumpystates is that you are happier if you wrap yourself in Wilful Ignorance. Their leader has shown that you can make up anything, lie, betray, and you are still popular. Who doesn't want this?
I've been following this trend for the earthquakes in Oklahoma. A great many people have removed themselves from thinking with the whole biblical science thing. The rest have drifted off into conspiracy theories.
I put it out that this is endemic and the current Great Cycle. It's a situation where the first ones are tremendously rewarded, but if everybody does it, then everything collapses. I've noticed it for some years, where no bigwig is responsible because he pulls the Stupidity Defence. Our company was well into it when I left. Let's see what they come up with.
In our current system, the smart one always gets killed. He's the one that says "That darn thing will collapse". If he stays or the comment is recorded, then he is killed in the lawsuits that follow. Everybody knows this now, so that guy has gone extinct. This collapse won't be a case of some smart criminal skimming out the cement powder, no, this will be an endless story of "Wasn't me."
When everything is collapsing, and people dying of earthquakes, diesel fumes, etc, there will be a change. Bigwigs will be charged with fraud: that they accepted money knowing full well they couldn't do the job. We know who is #1 at this, and in this current social climate, trumpy is immune, even if everybody dies.
Of course, everybody isn't going to die. In the worst case, all these catastrophic failures are at a thousand to one odds, when they used to be 100,000 to one. What are the lawyers going to do with probability?
ps. a video shows the explosive collapse. Amazing.
pps. they were tightening the cables at the time. Bad design would start a zipper failure with one strand breaking.
ppppps. the Amercans are already gunning for the scapegoat.