The crusty quality of this photo, the delineation of extreme value contrasts, the lack of adjusted refined focus mirrors now the political landscape. The ominous condition of a nation so bitterly divided is cause for concern. We read last week of the demographic study revealing a rapid rise in death rate among middle-aged Whites with a high school or lower education and this due to drug, alcohol and suicide. Every segment is suffering now in one way or another, at least of the 99%. All is not right in Leave It to Beaver land. These conditions are hauntingly like Germany before the Nazis came into power. When there is chaos and the ground is shifting underneath us, citizens yearn for someone strong to fix everything and give assurances. We ought to run from these sorts rather than being hypnotized by them.