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i think that america is well disposed to be the perfect crucible for the kind of mass change we need...not because of anything to do with superpower status, but simply because the communication tech is so good, they mostly speak the same language, and there is so much talent and creativity that is being suppressed and wasted in the colossal balls-up that it has become.

how to get to there from here is the challenge...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Oct 15th, 2007 at 01:10:47 PM EST
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I think you are absolutely right, Melo, and well put.

When the US people are pulling together towards a common purpose they are capable of virtually anything, I believe.

At the moment it is a malign purpose - the pursuit of profit - that is pulling the US apart.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Tue Oct 16th, 2007 at 01:16:19 PM EST
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