Feeling too optimistic?

Funny, just the other day, Nemo and I were trading comments about whether or not Americans’ despair would account for low turnout at protests.  Then news about this blog started making the rounds, and the following heart-breaker jumped out at me:

I’m finding it harder and harder to care whether America lasts or not.

This may not be so heart-breaking to everyone, but as a fellow American, I’m terribly sorry to see this, and occasionally, to feel this.

At least, though, it’s a form of protest, right, she asked, grasping for reasons to hope?  I mean, the title of the blog refers directly to the arguments about raising taxes on the wealthiest 1% of Americans.  And the blog protests.  As Lynne McFall says, even bitterness is an assertion that one deserves better, and still has reason to expect better from fellows.