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55 year old observer of things that are destroying this country- namely, partisan politics.
We might not agree with everything about China, Pakistan, India, Brazil, etc., but one thing is certain; those governments speak with one voice for the most part and their societies as a whole and are benefiting because of it.
Our vulnerability and stagnation are directly due to endless influence peddling and the wrangling for political power which results in this country has left us an impotent society where nothing moves forward.
This gridlock is slowly but surely translating to the world stage as we quickly become onlookers much the same way Great Britain has and for the exact same reasons.