America can’t fix itself until and unless it understands that it never really worked in the first place.
That all depends on how you define “worked”.
You’re creating your own definition of what that word means vis a vis America, and then illustrating how it doesn’t fit YOUR DEFINITION.
But, your definition is not the same as the one that others use. Or anything close to the definition that would be most common.
IOW, your article is based on a straw man premise.