Recent events had me think of Franz Kafka. Specifically of changes to bureaucracy and legal actions to make it more challenging than necessary.
For a quick re-introduction to what Kafkaesque is, watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkPR4Rcf4ww
Another fine example of getting caught up in the bureaucracy is how we treat out homeless (arrest them, fine them, what else?) and immigrants. While I have little problem with illegal immigration if you listen closely many consider immigrants to be same as the illegals.
Our new immigration and asylum system is veering toward or now is "Kafkaesque" as the bureaucracy is set to reject them all.
The homeless which you can debate why this is rising is also becoming subject to Kafka ideas as not only did they lose it all but now they may be fined and get caught up in our legal system which is very expensive to deal with.
So that's two fronts our society is failing at which this thread's namesake is definitely not helping.
Immigration. A key component to slowing immigration is to help countries keep their citizens. That used to be the State department but under the current admin it has been gutted and we as a nation have fallen to "America First" and other ideas that actually produce more immigrants and asylum seekers.
Homeless. While there are many causes one stands out in the past year. Look at the cause of US personal bankruptcies and studies range from 62 to 68 % that medical costs were the primary factor. Here again is an attack on our own citizens, mostly the poor and middle class.
Need another way to attack your own? Raise tariffs and decimate your agriculture industry. But that's a discussion unto itself.