I didn’t have an opportunity to watch President Trump’s State of the Union Address yesterday. However, I did see two or three clips. In each clip one-half of the assembly stood mindlessly like automatons clapping (regardless of what was said) and the other half sat mindlessly like automatons (regardless of what was being said). I think these images provide a pretty accurate picture of the current state of affairs in U.S. politics.
I would have been encouraged a bit if even one person had stood or sat (depending on their party) because they truly agreed or disagreed with what the President was saying.