Good story, but I don’t think I share your view. Many people thought America was over when Obama was elected and throughout his presidency. Remember all the conservative militia groups that appeared almost overnight? Now it is the opposite, liberal militancy groups popping up here and there decrying, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling”. This is what modern extremism does, creates this yo-yo effect that, over time, desensitized people and weakens the cohesive bond that keeps society together.
For a long time the majority population allowed the minority population to dictate life for all. But history teaches us that can last only a short while. The majority rebel against the minority. It happens over and over again. Historically, however, it has been the people against the kings. In America it is different.
We have no kings, but we have allowed the ruling class to trick us into segregating ourselves. We segregate ourselves by race, by age, by sex, by gender, by morality, and by the stinking coffee we drink. Yes, the government did this. Governments never create anything. It does not create liberty or equality, it creates laws that reduce liberty. It does not create wealth, it takes wealth and redistribute it. It does not create educated people, it dictates the kind of education received. It does not create healthcare, it sells healthcare to the highest bidder. All this it does to it’s own benefit rather than the benefit of the people.
Real change lies with us, the people, independent of the government. We, as a united people, need to tear down the walls that segregate us from each other. We have to end this crazy cycle of liberal did this → so conservative does that → so liberal responds thus. A black person did this → so a white person does that → so black people responds thus. Over and over and over. The division benefits only the government, not the people.
We the people, all people, of the United States of America, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and ensure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our descendants, [must establish ourselves under a single banner with equal rights and liberty for all people; Christian and muslims and atheists, Europeans and Africans and Asians, the tired and the poor and the huddled masses yearning to breath.]
That is the real American dream, not expensive trash. That is an American worth fighting for, not red ideals or blue ideals or white ideals or black ideals. That is the America that makes America great again.