We have lost something. We have lost it because we broke it and we don’t know which pieces to pick up. Destroying is always easier than building.
This nation which was built on the motto “E Pluribus Unum” has become… fractured. Some seem to delight in this like that artist who painted a mustache on the Mona Lisa and received high praise. Others are simply resigned to it — as if something inevitable is finally happening, so let’s just make it quick.
I approach this with sadness and dread.
Two Republican politicians were assaulted last week week. No coverage. Last year, Republican congressmen were shot at as they practiced baseball by a man who yelled, “This is for healthcare.” The FBI ruled that it was a “spontaneous” shooting and the shooter had “no target in mind.”
Senator Rand Paul was attacked horrifically. It was treated as a punchline by the grinners on TV news. Prominent Republicans have ben surrounded and bullied out of restaurants. Their bullies have been called “activists.”