My daughter spent a summer in Guatemala in 2015. It is a terrifying place—and I’m just talkin’ about the natural environment. Earthquakes, floods, volcanoes. (Plus, no woman is safe, but I won’t go into that here.)
I remember she remarked, , after we had met the people in whose home she was staying in Santiago Atitlan, that people in Guatemala don’t identify with their government. In America, we think our government represents us, the people in Guatemala see the government as an enemy, a hostile force.
Welcome to Third World USA. Half the country thinks our president is a Russian agent, and the other half thinks the entire government bureaucracy is engaged in a coup to thwart the people’s will.
From either side, this is not a good look.