Why are some Americans so angry?

America is such a land of extremes. The hatred, racism and violence is extraordinary. The rise of fascism is startling. But it has always been there. I’m reading the Plot Against America by Philip Roth about the Lindberg fascism. Couple it with guns and poor education and you have a toxic mix

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I, like many Americans are appalled and saddened by the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, VA on 8-12-17. Here is a brief synopsis of what occurred:

Three people were killed in the aftermath of Saturday’s “Unite The Right” rally, a congregation of various groups comprising the so-called alt right. A 32-year-old woman was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters, and two Virginia state troopers on duty died when their helicopter crashed on the outskirts on Charlottesville.

My husband and I were attending our state fair when I saw the news.  As I looked at passersby, I realized any one of them could have been this young woman who lost her life, or the state troopers who lost their lives as well.

This is from CNN: A quaint Virginia college town still wrestling with the legacy of slavery became the scene of deadly protests this weekend as white nationalists…

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