I often wonder what iis it about that cesspool that makes it so attractive to others (Europeans, Third Worlders) who are tripping over themselves to copy it ASAP.
American media is extremely influential, especially music, TV shows & movies. While Hollywood has (thankfully) lost some it's credibility and internet has allowed people access to International films, American music continues to be a driving force globally. Turn on European radio, go to a European bar etc, you will eventually hear American music.
Unless you've been to the USA, you aren't aware of the poverty. You can't comprehend how it's a nation built for cars not people. The food is extremely cheap because it's bombarded with products banned in Europe. Multiculturalism has created a society split up with countless groups not sharing any mutual goal but the one for $$$.
Since WW2, Poland has always had an unhealthy fascination with USA. While it's unrealistic to have expected the nation to take the path of Scandinavian nations, going the way of American capitalism has and will continue to have consequences. Walking into a "Hip Hop" club in Wroclaw, I was extremely troubled. I had a short conversation with the bouncer and he agreed with my opinion of wiggers. Foreingers only see the positives of the USA: the wealthy. Hell, many Americans only focus on this part of the nation.
It's understandable why 3rd World countries glamorize the USA. My father did the same in Poland (1980-1988). Overwhelming amount of Europeans that visited my family & I since the mid 1990's, viewed the USA as a great vacation spot but not somewhere they would want to live out their lives.