Hi Ogg-the Bear: I’m sorry that you are having a bad time, as so much of America is too. I guess the best America ever was, for white people anyway was after WW 2. And I guess the best time in America for black people was with the 60s and the Civi Rights Act. Weirdly, I bet that WW 2 did mix up so many Americans in different lands and experiences that when people came back home it really did seem like America was the greatest and the people of WW 2 were the Greatest Generation. It seemed like America helped other nations back then.
Now we abuse citizens and other nations, but I just read some news about how Canada is getting angry with Trumps stupidity for expecting them to back up America on being mad at China and ignoring the trade deal that’s screwing over Canada. Maybe in a strange way, Trump is the gift that wakes up the world to the fact that there is no great nation of the world— but -there are greedy and mindless people.
I wish I could tell you something more positive, but my life implodes a lot too, but then something good does happen at the last minute, because there really are a lot of nice people in the world, and being on Common Dreams is good too. I never have enough money eithe so r, its always nice to go someplace where people write/ speak to each other, and sometimes, sharing thoughts or learning new ideas is the best place in the world to be. : )