Today's battles (divisiveness among people) are not new, they've been going on for thousands of years, generally initiated by those in positions of great power. But in those thousands of years great advancements have been made by collectives of people willing to fight and die for freedom, even when that freedom is someting vague and unimaginable.
150 years ago Lincoln said these words to Congress;
"It is assumed that labor is available in connection with capital; that nobody labors unless somebody else, owning capital, somehow by the use of it induces him to labor. This assumed, it is next considered whether it is best that capital shall hire laborers, and induce them to work by their own consent, or buy them, and drive them to it without their consent. Having proceeded thus far, it is naturally concluded that all laborers are either hired laborers or what we call slaves. And further it is assumed that whoever is once a hired laborer is fixed in that condition for life."
"Now, there is no such relationship between capital and labor as assumed, nor is there any such thing as a free man being fixed for life in the condition of a hired laborer. Both these assumptions are false, and all inferences from them are groundless."
"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and never could have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration."
As delivered to Congress by A Lincoln (still my favorite Republican) 150 years ago yesterday.
Reminds me of a statement from Elizabeth Warren a few weeks ago. "There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody."