Musing over the real fracture lines in America, which are very fundamentally different then the shiny object media generated ones is usually like chasing an imaginary gray cat in the fog. Things are becoming clearer and the imaginary cat is now a probability cat.
The systemic racism, social justice, and fascist anti fascist distractions are fluff. Dangerous fluff but lacking in reality power with a broad audience.
We know America is facing off in divisions of Blue and Red, Global versus National, progressive versus conservative, but these are short term perspectives. The real division is which side of the future are you on?
We are seeing centralized institutions falling apart before our eyes, becoming less effective and more extreme as they undergo death throes.
Cities are dying as a concept whose time has passed. We no longer need geographic proximity to do great things. The cost of density is real in the age of plague awareness. High rises and mass transit seem like death traps.
Cities tend to riot because a large segment of the population is not invested in ownership of the real estate. They may reside there, but they have no reason to avoid burning it down.
Suburbs and country are all about ownership. A larger percentage of people are invested and have need to protect it.
The innovators and skilled are migrating to the small enterprises where they are freer to excel and take risks. The university educated politically correct are now the middle management of large corporations, government bureaucracies and university faculty and are driving those behemoths into extinction. Large corporations tend to survive on sheer inertia, and eventually the perfect storm of a game changing event and competitor coupled with a dense rigid bureaucrat at the top takes them down. I have worked for a few of those and could see the rot at the top up close. It used to just be short sighted greed, but now it is virtue signaling weaklings at the helm.
We are living in the tectonic shift of urban density to decentralization of residence, from large monolithic organizations to networked entrepreneurs , from mass education based on an eighteenth century model to individual learning and a return of apprenticeship.
There will be screaming and blood. No matter, it is already underway. Which side of the future are you on?