The rending of politics in the United States is proof that the feudal/capitalist society we have all relied on to provide for us is transforming itself into a radical parody of a fascist state.

U.S. government agents routinely shoot, kill, arrest, detain, deny and remove from human persons their rights under the law, both domestic and international.

The ties that heretofore bound us together have been torn to shreds. We are no longer united as a people or as a nation. Tribalism has infiltrated most every part of our society.

The result is we are turning our backs on our friends and our future. The consequences will be more drastic than the Civil War.

If you don't need to be in the states now, you should leave, lest you get caught in the crossfire.

Gerry Merritt, Eugene