I agree with some of what you write here, and just as you I could not finish the essay because it was partisan hysteria and fantasy but similarly I cannot read your rebuttal of casting all things through the lens of Left/Right. There is no REAL left in this nation. There are rabble rousers, trolls, anarchists and nihilists who wish to take advantage of strife. There are the Dems pretending to care to swell their rolls through identity politics but not actually believing in anything but power and money. Sad so sad. Quit the Left/Right War so you can think more.