You're damned right I checked you author photo & name first thing after taking in the title. Still managed to surprise me. How's "Rueben Salsa" a landsmann?Anyhoo, you're right. Good piece. I'm not black, but to answer your question: I hope we're at peak (or is it the nadir of?) stupidity. I pray it won't get worse, & we'll look back at 20/21 with nostalgia.