And all sowed by the media on both/all sides in the name of ratings and entertainment.
I'll never forget my German friend, way back in the 90s, telling me, "I understand the culture of America. It is the culture of money." Only time we feel bound to our nation or society recently, compared to other nations or societies, is when we were attacked (9-11) Rest of the time, it is division and dysfunction. And we put the "fun" in dysfunction with our current federal government. Democrats looking the other way on recent spending bill passed, because they think they can score cheaper points with other things, and Republicans putting party over country or even election security with Trump.