Is America in tatters as the Daily News suggests ?
I'm not so sure as so much of what we fixate on is not new and different but just available to be seen.
The police killings in LA and MN wouldn't be any more than police quell a threat stories if it were not for video and social media. Doesn't make it right, but its true.
There's more diversity in most police departments than ever. More sensitivity training and more of everything, yet race intensifies as a wedge issue, often among the professional race baiters whose personal interests are served by conflict.
The media points out the race of everyone and not just in crime stories.
Everything is the "first ever", as we saw recently with the new Army Secretary.
The shooting officer in Minnesota is "Asian". What's that got to do with anything, other than to further identity politics.
In my years on the planet and in business I have seen a change in attitudes in a variety of arenas and generally towards tolerance and away from blind bigotry.
There still are a lot of issues, much of it to due with economic disparity, but for most of us, America is not in tatters.
It's the place we live and where we go to work every day, pay our taxes, try to play by most of the rules, and retreat to our castles at bed time to watch on TV the world collapsing around us...Funny thing is the next morning, the world is still there,
Police in riot gear quell Baton Rouge, Phoenix protests