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Sat Jun 9, 2012, 04:25 PM

28. I heard it a few years ago.

I remember I went to a meeting of progressives a few years ago. What amazed me was what exactly I had been seeing on the boards. They all had a different idea of what the most important, absolute priority problem was. One said voting: we had to get these electronic voting machines out. One said food self-sufficiency. One said jobs and outsourcing. One said campaign financing. One said. One said the environment. One said education. One said wealth distribution. There were more problems named than that. There were only about 20-25 people there, and I mean it, almost nobody could agree on what problem to focus on. My initial question, of course, was, are progressives this divided? Can't we agree on anything?

However, when I left, I realized those progressives weren't the problem. They were all right. Those are all extremely serious problems, and any one of them should be the priority. Any three would seriously impair a nation, and right now, we're suffering all of them.

What's more, I concluded that any social/political system that let so many problems slide is not capable of fixing them. At that moment, I began to think of humankind post-United States. I see anarchy as a possibility as much as fascism, or anarchy at the end of fascism. Fact is, we don't know what we're going to get.

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