People are overlooking the obvious reasons for the chaos in America.
America, the early adopters in social media and alternate news sources, is on the forefront of social reform. Just as the printing press caused an upheaval and revolutions in many societies, the internet is causing the same throughout the world. First felt in America.
The revolution is that people are turning away from corporate media which for 100 years had been feeding and filtering information to the public. The same filtering mechanisms had been overturned by the printing press when religious organizations then, 1000 years old, had been undermined by simple thoughts reproduced by a mechanical device.
The same chaos can be observed by simply poking an ant-hill. Although there is no real threat, the ants scurry about madly. In our case, the new flat-information societies, created by free information, will have profound effects on corporate media reducing their social influences. This change is causing a social panic as people scurry about looking for a specific threat when the actual threats are benign and non-tangible.
Hopefully, this explanation helps your anxiety a bit. The world is not falling apart.
In the meantime, my fellow Americans, grab the popcorn and watch our society go through this change for progress and for good. On the other side, we will see a society which is much calmer and not so vulnerable to the spin-up and whims of our government or political corporations.
As for the rest of the world . . . get ready. Your turn is coming.