America used to be different.
There are places on this planet where people raise their children to hate their neighbors. In the former Yugoslavia, the Middle East and large parts of Africa there are people who kill each other because of ancient grievances and allegiances that go back a thousand years or more.
One of the things that made America great is that we used to leave all that crap behind when we came here. It didn’t use to matter whether your ancestors came over on the Mayflower or crossed the border a few weeks before you were born. We were all Americans, with one history.
There was this thing we called the “melting pot” where all the different crayons melted down and mixed together and became one color. Yeah, there were some lumps in the melting pot, but we were working that out. We aspired to be a nation where people were judged on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.
Then along came “multiculturalism” and “diversity” which are wholly incompatible with assimilation and the idea of e pluribus unum. The Democrat party became focused on “identity politics” which is all about the things that make us different.
And now they can’t understand why we are so divided and polarized.