Great article, as always, Joe!
One thing to keep in mind is that us vs them is very profitable and is essential to keeping the masses afraid and focused on the wrong issues.
It’s certainly no accident that we never saw the “peace dividend” from the fall of the Berlin Wall. Instead, we were just introduced to a whole new cast of enemies who posed an existential threat and justified continued military spending at Cold War levels.
Dealing with the fear of the other individually is a very good start. But how do we change the very profitable industry of fear?