The Four Visions of America: Which are you?
This piece says there are four visions of America today and each have pros and cons:
Free America: The most powerful of the four: against regulations, corporate taxes, unions, and most types of government. The rich, libertarian half of the republican party. They're too greedy and fight any government tooth and nail.
Smart America: The meritocratic ones, dominate the top 10% incomes, work on Silicon Valley, Wall Street, Urban professionals, very global. Democrats generally shifted to them and away from the shrinking union voters. The problem with them is they view patriotism as outdated even though it can be used for good things.
Real America: The Trumpers, Palin voters, Andrew Jackson voters, etc. Bitter towards both minorities lower in social status to them and the elites. Unlike Free America they are vehemently against any kind of globalism, and are more nationalist in their outlook.
Just America: The woke ones who think that America is permanently flawed, and do not think that racial conditions are improving at all. No progress is ever made, racism is eternal. Unlike Smart America they hate any kind of meritocracy and want to tear it all down. While it's true there are racial issues in this country, they are too divisive to bring about change.