While I appreciate your optimism and hope that your view of the future is somewhat accurate, my own view is that the USA is in terminal decline. Every major element of US life is systemically dysfunctional and there are too many vested interests to permit meaningful change. While the media thrills to report one sensation after another, ordinary people are poisoned with a toxic diet of misinformation and fail to understand that it's all just noise created to generate revenues. As a result, and because of the cynical lies of most Republican politicians, there are two nations. One howls and drools over an orange moron while the other waves placards and self-harms with ever more foolish virtue signaling. Both sides are terrified and both are incapable of coherent rational behavior.

Meanwhile gun violence continues to rise inexorably.

So while I'd love for you to be right about the possibility of a better outcome, even a cursory glance at the situation, plus a glance at history, suggests otherwise.

Anyone who enjoys my articles here on Medium may be interested in my books Why Democracy Failed and The Praying Ape, both available from Amazon.

Anyone who enjoys my articles here on Medium may be interested in my books Why Democracy Failed and The Praying Ape, both available from Amazon.