I appreciate your hopefulness, Sherry, although I am lacking any. I fear the damage already inflicted is too great, the horrible truths exposed are too horrendous, and the division is too vast to be bridged. We are infected with a cancer eating us from the inside out. Sorry for being so depressing but this holiday season has only highlighted the pain that people are experiencing as we regress to being the America that was never really great and has no hope of ever becoming great. I once thought we were striving for an admirable ideal but know now that it was an illusion.

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