The think though is that literally millions of citizens in the US are living their lives the way they should and are not whining about the challenges to do so. Of course these same people are interested and involved in the country as it should be. No things are not perfect but things are not all that bad either. At least not bad enough to change political systems.
Where are the protests headed and what is the intent? Here is one view of that direction:
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