It is time to begin the healing process for the United States of America.
The National Security of the United States of America is threatened when any significant portion of the citizenry feels abandoned.
Today, about one third of our people feel that they have been left out of our general prosperity.
Their complaint has merit, but that complaint has been manipulated by Trump to his personal financial advantage; he has appealed to the population's malaise and promised to repair the damage. But, his actions are extremely cynical and will have the effect of making things worse for those who feel left out.
A case can be made that Russia is advantaged by our divisions and, further, that Trump is actively exacerbating our divisions in order to further the goals of Russia. Regardless, our divisions actively hurt our American citizenry and it is in our interest to reduce those divisions.
Trump will be gone from the stage soon. He will no longer be able to encourage fear and hatred. Then, it will be time for America to heal.
The root cause of the population's malaise is that jobs pay too little in comparison to the cost of living. And, the reason that is so, is because of our political system which functions to encourage monopoly and low wages. When a business owner pays low wages, he keeps the profits and can amass a great fortune. Then, with that fortune, he can bribe the legislature to keep wages low.
Here's the illogical thing in all this - higher wages will create even more jobs and make the monopolists richer. I cannot explain why monopolists fail to act on that since they are not stupid. I can only conclude that they are simply greedy assholes.
Minorities and immigrants do not cause the economic malaise; in fact they contribute to our general prosperity.
We can ask our threatened minority to try to understand that their enemy is really a biased economic system and not any other group of people. In fact, when we act together, we create even more jobs and more prosperity - the pie gets bigger.
We recognize that many of the people who feel left out will not be able to understand that idea for some time; after all, they have heard a false message promoting fear for a long time.
Here's what we can, and must, ask: Be polite to your neighbors.
That's all. Just be polite.
Once we remove some racism and hatred from our daily life, our traditional American values of respect and courtesy will surface again and we can go forward as a single people.
It will be OK for the fearful to think what they want to; it is still a free country. But we ask for civility from everyone until we can restore our traditional American society.