Don’t worry Mr Sdiri, American progressives have learned to avoid the circular firing squad. We can chew gum and walk at the same time. We’ll take incremental change in a positive direction rather than give a win to the fascists. We will accept lowering the Medicare age to 60 rather than throwing a fit that we didn’t get Medicare for all right away. We can support each other’s revolutionary zeal while also recognizing that the fundamental structure of our political system is designed to temper such zeal. The natural advantages our continental nation provides (easily defensible borders, navigable rivers, resources) have made our character as sensitive to loss as eager for gain. When presented with progressive policies, the American masses might say they agree but in the same breath express a fear of what they might lose if change is not gradual. As America withdraws back to the Americas, and the Euro-experiment collapses, France will reemerge as a super power. Then your hands will be too full with your own balancing act to overly concerned yourself with ours.

SGI Buddhist, Loves Irish and Latin American Literature, History buff, knows a great deal about Medicare

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