Americans on the whole have less compassion for one another now than they have since slavery, I think. That’s why we have Texas going back to the Middle Ages at the moment and millions of people still desperate to believe Trump won the election. They need to believe in his message that the solutions to all our problems lie in hating Latinos and in crazy religious fundamentalism (which, come to think of it, shows no more understanding of the human condition than the folks bashing Strayed for her infidelity on this blog.)
Totally agree with you. Nice post.