Republicans seem to have no cohesive narrative and this seems obvious. Democrats are losing their cohesive narrative and again, this is almost a no-brainer. To anyone who is watching the news or paying attention to the rhetoric floating over the internet and across television screens, it’s rather difficult to understand what narrative thread will actually unify our country. Let me suggest that it’s because the new narrative thread isn’t one of unity, but one of division.
We must pause, though, prior to jumping into the 21st
century to consider the unifying narratives that have characterized our country
and in fact, these narratives have come to form the core values of the United
States. We pause to review the overarching stories, not for nostalgia’s sake, but
because in a real sense, we’re in danger of losing them.