Who are they and what are they to you, America?
This could have been six or more different articles, so trying to comment on everything you touched upon would be like Alan Moore's footnotes to From Hell but not as interesting.
I'll just say that I appreciate the sardonic streak to your stoicism (are you a Baudelaire fan?: "Everything is for the best in this, the worst of all possible worlds") and that if I were to hang a sampler in my home, the: "People are stupid, and stupid people screw up everything. They don’t shut up, and they don’t go away." quote would be my choice,
I always appreciate your honesty. That cuts across all social layers. Thank you.