I agree. It’s the loss of a mindset that draws people to long, slow, hard work over time — sowing and reaping — that is the root problem, or one of them anyway. That mindset can move people to act in many forms, not just in political parties. But it’s all too fashionable to decry parties now, or the establishment, and to disavow affiliation with either party. But this is a shallow response that usually exacerbates our problems rather than doing anything to solve them.