The classic method of unifying a nation facing powerful, even existential external threats, is ruling from the center. That is what the 1940 British coalition government against Nazi Germany or even Lenin’s desperate New Economic Policy attempted to do to face the crises of their day. That is precisely what the U.S. political system can’t seem to do.
Where is the “center”, politically speaking, these days? Normal people really don’t want anything to do with either the “Conservatives”, who’ve shown they don’t have any real interest in protecting the interests of normal people, or the Left, who’ve shown that they are literally bat-shit insane.
Citizens are to get $600 checks while billions and billions of dollars are going overseas? An increase in H-1B visas for more foreigners to come to the U.S. to take jobs from and lower wages for citizens? And both parties are super-okay with this package?
So, one again, where is the “center”?