At one time, during the Cold War, everyone was united against the "evil empire", the Soviet Union. But since the fall of the Berlin Wall, it would appear that folks in the U.S. have been turning against each other and have become completely polarized. The name-calling and propoganda is straight out of kindergarten -- Tea Partiers, Birthers, Truthers, Repugs... The thing is, you can't make this stuff up, and it would be funny if it weren't so ... sad.
In a recent issue of Harper's Magazine, I read that America is "a nation in decline". How did that happen, and was it inevitable? I hope not, but perhaps it's time for the American folks to dust off that old slogan from the 1960s and 1970s -- "All Power to the People", get rid of all their current politicians and start afresh.
In the meantime, it's entertaining for us across the border here in Canada. Shakespeare couldn't make this stuff up.
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
~~ William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”