Wonderfully written and very true.
I had the thought in 11th grade - Oct 1981- that the divide between liberal and conservative would not end in this country until we were facing something as terrible as our nation possibly can. As painful as Germany had it in 1945, so we will need to have it. Yes, that bad and maybe worse because our people are very stubborn. They will not change until they realize that their way of doing things is not good for the country.
Liberal and Conservative must become terms we relegate to history and be replaced with just one - humanitarian. Either you are dedicated to the betterment of all mankind or you are fighting to make one people better off, richer and the overlords of everyone else.
And that is something I wold rather our species stop doing.