Traditional American optimism is being destroyed and replaced with pessimism.
Pessimism will not stand long in America.
Pessimism is not fun, is uncomfortable, and inhibits productivity. Americans do not like that. Americans want to be happy and productive. Americans are beginning to resist the negative forces being imposed upon them because they are intrinsically optimistic.
No one knows how the negative forces will be defeated, but they will be defeated. Americans will be better for having gone through this exercise.
And, following this exercise, to be known as the Greatest Civics Lesson In History, Americans will appreciate America and all that they were handed so easily.