Yeah, it could get this bad.
Someone commented that the people needed to take up arms and remove Mugabe. They could, I suppose, except that the Brits started disarming everyone in 1957, when the country was still Rhodesia. Private ownership of firearms is a non-issue now. The people are putting all their energy into survival, and those who are too old or weak starve.
Can it happen here? Maybe, if "We the People" roll over and let the Lightbringer (Piss Be Upon Him) and his lackeys disarm us.
The 2nd Amendment. It's not about shooting Bambi, or punching holes in paper. It's about guaranteeing that the US doesn't end up like the shithole in that video.