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Melissa Portan MSW, MEd

Writer & Sexologist

Melissa is a 5th generation spiritual guide and healer who specializes in helping others find their own spiritual path. She is also a sex and relationship therapist practicing in NYC.

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Yes, America is Falling Apart, but Which America?



The foundation of the United States of America was laid by racist, religious, misogynistic, white men and that will never change. This is a historical fact that has within it a varying degree of accuracy depending on whom you apply it to. It is also no less true that this foundation is more and more in the past with every second that ticks by. With every rise of the sun this old and decaying foundation is falling deeper and deeper away from the topsoil of the country, becoming less and less relevant. The foundation of fear, xenophobia, religious persecution, inequality across all social sectors, is crumbling. The foundation is crumbling because we have built upon it new and stronger structures. We have been cultivating our land, that is, our minds.

The collapse of that hate-foundation is what caused those who still find footing on it to rise. People who do not like how this country is changing, how it is veering away from the original course and promise of prosperity for a certain group only, is what has caused this rise of hatred, selfishness, and fear. The problem is that it is contagious. Although their establishment is falling apart, their ideas have spread and the result is summed up by the election results.

The United States has not stopped being g