I've given up hope for many of the Southern US states - Tenn, Miss, Ark, Texas, FL, Virg, the Carolina's, Penn - to one degree or another, most of the southern states are drifting (sometimes slowly, sometimes more quickly) into fear-based insanity. In many instances, a majority of the residents of these states want to make this country a christian theocracy, setting us back hundreds of years.
Christrian fundamentalism, Dominionism, and multi-generational bigotry are rampant. As far as I'm concerned, many of these states might as well be another country - and I personally would have no problem whatever if they split off into their own insane country.
It's extremely depressing - and worrisome. Sooner or later, some kind of civil war/extensive unrest is definitely not out of the question.