I’m honestly flabbergasted that this wasn’t another piece complaining about how it’s the Right or the Left’s fault for blah blah blah.
I really appreciate this, Boggie.
One thing I’ll add..I think the rumors of America’s demise are greatly exaggerated. More and more people are looking around, like you (and like I try), and saying “it’s up to ME to take responsibility and stop chasing pointless pleasure all the time.”
That, to me, is indication that the turnaround is already happening. Don’t call it a comeback :)