As a blanket analysis of over 3.25 million people living on close to 4 million sq/miles, you are not totally wrong.

The leadership of this country, including all the plutocrats, oligarchs, power-mongers and their minions, have done their best to maintain the status quo of division and self-righteousness. Yes, they have made it easy for some folks to be uncivilized and bigoted.

There is another side, often buried because it is not exciting news, that involves people reaching out and helping each other. There is empathy here and a deep faith among most of us that the Commonwealth of our land will eventually win out.

The “Noisy Bunch” on the news who promote the hyper-capitalism, us vs them social-system, and perverted Ayn Randian individualism speak to and influence a few with their propaganda and gaslighting.

But, I believe that I could come up with a positive anecdote for every negative one you have.

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