This country is greater than that, but it's going to require some of the GOP to temper their rhetoric (are you listening Trump?) to cool things down.
Meanwhile, I'd rather focus on good stuff. Here's a great story from Blues.Gr featuring Freddie Cisneros, aka Little Junior One-Hand, aka South-of-the-Border Sammy. We got to know Freddie and his wife Mary Jane through some other friends and family of ours, and Freddie was how he describes a lot of big-time bluesmen - soft-spoken and generous.
Who is Freddie Cisneros? "I was born, April 12th 1947 in Austin, TX. My parents moved to Ft. Worth when I was 6 months old, that was our house until the mid-90s. I attended Paschal High School class of 66. I made my living as an artist, electrical draftsman and playing music. I was drafted into the Army in '67, and did a one year tour of duty with the Combat Engineers in Vietnam. Now I’m a Luthier, a service center for the Fender & Martin Guitar Co. Growing up on the South side of Ft. Worth I played in bands with Mike Buck, Jackie Newhouse, Randy Panda, Sumter Bruton, Robert Ealey, Anson Funderberg, Darryl Nulish, Mark Pollack, Mark Hickman, Jimmy Don Smith, Cadillac Johnson, Danny Hukill, Johnny Reno, Brother Red Young, Jack Carter, Jim Jones and the Chaunteys, Lou Ann Barton, Craig Semicheck, Steven Springer, Uncle John Turner, Bubbles Cash, Rev. Filmore James & The Flames, Leon Ellis, Barefoot Miller, U.P. Wilson, Mark & Arvil Stricklin.