There's a lot of anger going around our country these days.
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America the Pissed-Off should be our new motto (forget that United We Stand stuff - nothing could be further from the truth!).
The middle class is terrified because traditional jobs are disappearing. The natural resource exploration industries - oil, gas, timber, and ranching are all experiencing tough times.
Automation has taken away most of the manufacturing jobs that have boosted the middle class since the 1950s. Computers are changing everything that we use to do - like going to a store to shop: people shop online now.
Demographics are changing and whites are no longer a majority. All of these things, and more, are contributing to the anger that is so prevalent in our society.
Fear is the real enemy. It turns good people into extremists who dominate our politics and other issues in our lives.
We have to stop acting like children and learn to play nice. Polarization on nearly every major issue cannot be sustained much longer.
Our infrastructure is crumbling. Our education system is deplorable. Morals and ethics are seen as weaknesses.
You get the point. As simplistic as this may sound, we just have to learn how to compromise in all things.
Throw in a few little things like encouraging our children to show respect to others and not be bullies, and I think it would go a long way.
As far as making the public anger go away, that can only be achieved by positive solutions for the workforce and ending our political gridlock through honest compromise.
Time for me to walk on down the road....