Currently, the polarization between left-right; freedomist-statist; genders; dos and do-nots; and color lines is far worse than any previous period in my lifetime. This is what what your “democratic” process has wrought. Hell in a handbasket.
To quote, yes, George Carlin, because he had it right:
7:11 pm on March 8, 2018 Email Karen De Coster
That’s the way the ruling class operates in any society. They keep the lower and the middle classes fighting with each other… Anything different—that’s what they’re gonna talk about—race, religion, ethnic and national background, jobs, income, education, social status, sexuality, anything they can do to keep us fighting with each other, so that they can keep going to the bank!
~ George Carlin