In a dying empire hope atrophies and dies. Our empire is dying. The US has not outright won a war since world War two. Some of the symptoms of our empire’s dying are mass shootings, suicide, and addiction.
The American Dream of a stable family wage has disappeared. Prosperity gives way to precarity. That is what is happening in our dying Empire.The dream that white people’s children will have a more prosperous life than their parents had is gone.