It's just gotten old.
All this negotiating of different positions, compromise, civil discourse, trying to find the common good is tiresome. We're done with it. Heck we stopped talking to our neighbors, coworkers and relatives we disagree with years ago.
No one likes to be called names. And it seems harder and harder to find any truths or values we can agree on anymore.
Better just to have a group who thinks they're right in power that can bully anyone who disagrees into submission. That's how you get things done.
All these rules and rights just get in the way.
Democracy is boring and a huge waste of time. It's not good TV.
Better we have someone who will stir things up in every direction and makes sure that everyone clutches constantly to their own self-interest.
And we can all live in our own media silos, sure that our position is best, under some other form of government.
Well, American Democracy, you had a good run.
You were a great experiment while you lasted. Hats off to those people who fought for your values and toiled on your behalf over the years. And to all around the world who watched and were inspired.