How long will it take for America to stitch itself back together?
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These are certainly troublesome times. It certainly does keep me up at night fiddling with ideas. The US might never stitch itself back together; it may end up with harder times. Our country may become something resembling the structure of the EU. Civil unrest is unpleasant. These are the things from a population that is blatantly refusing to work together. War is ugly, but we are exceptional at it. It could be the last one; the global destabilization would be real.
It's a difficult time for sure. It's a bad reaction to an impossible situation and getting worse by the day. Many say the election will be the turning point. But I'm very sceptical about the occurrence of the election itself given the whole social distancing issues. But whoever comes next will have few big issues to solve including (1) Corona (2) Racism and Black Lives Matter (3) Respecting the Feminist Movement (4) The drug war (5) Visas and Immigration (6) Education
The difficult thing is that the answer is uncertain. It could be as soon as November (when the Presidential elections take place) or it may be beyond our lifetimes. I'm thinking the answer is somewhere in between.
Agree - what I know is that every inch of freedom, democracy and social texture that's been lost will take x4 time / effort to rebuild - further, it's an uphill battle, with external influence (e.g., Russia), wrong incentives (i.e., cronyism) and social ripping tools (i.e., Facebook) - I wonder.