The U.S. has prioritized anything that increases capitalism-based progress over anything human. We uphold the law rather than protect and serve. We value profits over kindness, respect, dignity, truth, or justice. Profits trump sustainability. Wealth trumps honesty. Poor people are scorned by the people who set up systems that make them poor. It's all screwed up.
If we would start considering the well-being of the inhabitants of this planet over the profitability of the oligarchy, we would embrace greatness. But the job of the hierarchy is to maintain the hierarchy. They've been doing it for hundreds of years and they'll continue to do it as long as they can.
I don't know the solution but historically, the only way Empires end is through trauma. I hope it doesn't come to that but unless we do something, that's what's going to happen again. When are we going to choose to evolve as a culture? I hope I live to see it but consider me a hopeful skeptic.
The real irony to me is that every Caucasian in North America is here because their family immigrated here. To get away from intolerance, hunger, violence, and disease in their home country, a lot of the time. Are we really so short sighted that we can't take that into consideration when judging everybody for wanting to do better by their families?
I wish positive intentions could accomplish as much as hate and violence. But that's not the trend.