Why So Many Dispirited Americans? 5 Reasons

Why So Many Dispirited Americans? 5 Reasons

By Richard Brody

Many polls indicate, the overall level of faith, and confidence, most Americans, are currently experiencing, in their nation, its leadership and direction, and world safety, is at the lowest level, in recent memory! We are witnessing a significant level of polarization, and adversarial relations, rather than, coming together, for the common good. America was founded, on the principles, of being open - minded, and tolerance, towards others, and freedoms, which have always been the envy, of many, around the world. However, these polls have stated, many are expressing concerns and fears, not only about the internal direction, we are going in, but, also, the future of the world, in terms of safety, terrorism, and human rights. We have witnessed a significant change in mindset, since the horrors and atrocities, of September 11, 2001, and much deterioration, in the past year or two. Whether because of the rhetoric and vitriol, from Donald Trump, during his campaign and first year, in office, or, if he became a reality, because of the doubts, of Americans, it is clear, we have rarely, if ever, observed a period, where the spirit of so many, is so low! Let's briefly review and examine, 5 possible reasons.

1. Tone; vitriol; rhetoric: This year's demonstrations by neo - Nazis, and White Supremacists, have not been witnessed, to this degree, in half a century! Why do these hate - filled, biased, prejudiced people, seem to feel, far more entitled and emboldened, to proceed, with the level of vitriol, we are presently witnessing, far too often? The tone of the rhetoric, and the actions, where animosity, and adversarial procedures, seem, far more essential, and mean - spirited, than in times - past!

2. Trump's reversal of America's direction, regarding, environmental protections, consumer advocacy, and America's freedoms: From the beginning of his administration, both, the rhetoric and actions, of President Trump, and his administration/ appointees, have seemed, more focused on tearing down, than building up! Today, we are the only nation, which has withdrawn, from the Paris Accors, and Trump, has consistently, articulated his doubts, whether there is climate change! Rather than continuing to protect consumers, this administration has eliminated regulations, and rules, which do so! We have seen both, internal, and external threats, to many of the freedoms, we've come to take for granted!

3. Direction: How does polarizing our nation, Make America Great Again? Many are worried and concerned, because they are saddened, by the direction, we are heading!

4. International fears/ uncertainties: While the President's approach, might concern many, regarding domestic issues, his confrontational, adversarial rhetoric and approaches, regarding foreign affairs, scares lots of people! Whether it is escalating the conflict with North Korea, confronting Muslims, seemingly consistently (and lately, with the Jerusalem position), or confronting and daring terrorist, is often, worrisome!

5. The degree of polarization: While there has always been political differences, and extremism, at both poles, the degree of polarization, we presently witness, and observe, is unprecedented!

Ask yourself, if, you feel more or less secure, and/ or proud of America, today, than you did, in the past? If you are part of the majority of people, who seem concerned, and/ or distressed, it's important, to Wake Up, America, and truly make this nation, as great, as it should be, by demanding protections, to our freedoms!

Richard has owned businesses, been a COO, CEO, Director of Development, consultant, professionally run events, consulted to thousands, conducted personal development seminars, and worked on political campaigns, for 4 decades. Rich has written three books and thousands of articles. Website: http://plan2lead.net and LIKE the Facebook page for common sense politics: http://facebook.com/commonsense4all

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