I believe that we are not as divided as our bodies suggest. If we could just realize this, we would stop trying to "win" and start trying to make the best decisions for everyone.
We are greater than the sum of our parts and I am not just talking Americans. The illusion of separateness has created self-interest which in my humble opinion is the root of all of our current challenges.
The second you see your neighbor, the tree, the air, yes, even your enemy, as a part of our collective whole, is the second the decisions stop being about ME and start being about WE. It's really not as far away as it seems. Reality is, and I know everyone reading this has personally experienced this and can attest, that working together is way more FUN than working against anyone or anything.
Recommended viewing: I AM the movie.