I beg you not to give up hope. It's a winding road but we can get past the speed bumps. It will be OK.
If you would be so kind. Google the "Wisdom of crowds" Really does prove Democracy works. I personally believe that we have been sent into a crazy spiral. But right and left working together can change this.
If the left rows south and the right rows north, we go in circles. Once we choose an agreed upon course, whether or not I voted for it, we will get some where. Democracy works. Just not easily.
At present, we are just lost and arguing.
I am a fiscal conservative and social liberal. It's never black or white, right or left. I am for us and never against any of us.