In time, we’ll likely recognize malformed social networks as a problem on par with income inequality or rural poverty. Ironically, the same social media technologies that helped create this problem probably hold our most promising solutions.
One day we might decide to confront the racism at the core of our American experiment. Until then, it remains a lever to be pulled by ambitious cynics, a lingering threat to our health and survival.
Disruption threatened by the electoral success of a slate of new left politicians is our only remaining shot at restoring small-d democratic accountability through peaceful means.
So what exactly is the devil’s bargain then? It is this: gerrymandering allows you to win close elections, but makes you more susceptible to being washed out in wave elections.
Republicans have moved so far off the established political spectrum that primary challenges from the center have begun to look promising.
A shrinking world and the exponential explosion of computing power has sparked a biological arms race with no certain outcome, unleashing a Dunning-Kruger nightmare.
We cannot return to stability until the Republican Party has been thoroughly destroyed, hopefully through electoral failure, but by any means necessary.
There will be no return to normal, healthy politics until the Republican Party has been thoroughly defeated, and either reformed or replaced. Such a realignment is hard to imagine in the near term, and almost impossible to achieve without some very worrying political disruptions. In the meantime, “nice” political figures like Gillespie are on the wrong side of a nasty moral divide.
Our window for containing the rage stirred up by this administration is closing and it is impossible to predict who will end up in its crosshairs.
The most dangerous threat to peace and stability in the world is the president of the United States. That threat is about to reach a critical stage.