We have NEVER had such a period of time in my lifetime where so many people are simply out of touch with reality and stupidity is cheered.
At least, never a time where those people had such a voice.
Donald Trump brought these people out of the woodwork. The uneducated and misinformed and stupid have been told that their opinions on important matters have value. They don't.
We didn't used to put up with crazy people...and let's be clear, Donald Trump is batsh!t crazy. Beyond being a POS human being, he is simply out of his freakin' mind.
If we go back to the eccentric Ross Perot, he was gaining a lot of popularity as a candidate in the Republican Party (before he eventually ran as an Independent), but then the wheels fell off for him because of two things he did:
1) Referred to black people during a speech as "you people".
2) He made a somewhat crazy statement regarding the CIA and his daughter's wedding.
Those two things are NOTHING compared to the insanity and offensiveness that has come out of that Orange POS's mouth, and yet, that Orange POS got elected President and developed a cult following.
An even more legitimate Presidential candidate, Gary Hart, we summarily cancelled because he had an affair (John Edwards too), and yet today Evangelical Christians not only have embraced Donald Trump (who has had multiple affairs on multiple wives) with many women at his stupid rallies saying they wouldn't mind if he grabbed them by the p*ssy.
So, OP, yes, the world, at least the US, is crazier than ever.