On November 10, after celebrating or mourning, we will acknowledge the root of the problem is paranoia. We will recognize our grip on the remainder of the world is loosening. The paranoia that we have been experiencing will rise to the surface. The remainder of the world is catching up with us, economically, militarily and culturally, and we are uncomfortable. We don't know how to handle it.
Eventually, we will recognize we brought this upon ourselves. After World War II we had no desire to be the czar of all mankind. We felt good about our "goodness". It was easy because no one else was a serious threat to us for much of this past half century.
Things have changed. The world is becoming a universe of near equals. We can no longer be the quiet bully. Cooperation will be a necessity instead of a choice to survive and prosper. This nation will be put to a test. Can this bully get along with the rest of the world when our vote will count for no more than many other countries in the world..
I hope so.