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  •  We've had a "global" civilization (1+ / 0-)
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    for a very long time. Border-crossing used to be a lot easier in the past than it is now.  But what we haven't had are a critical mass of multi-national corporations operating with the budgetary, military & propaganda power of countries.

    While I might agree on the general contours of "human nature" with you, I think that trying to legislate our way out of what are clearly evolutionary flaws operating on a species-wide level is likely to create more problems than it solves. And calling those with the conservative impulse the "bottom third" is also a problem. We need to create structures that address the needs of people with different basic orientations (fearful vs. adventurous, pessimist vs. optimist, selfish vs. altruist), not to exclude some groups. The big problem we face, in my opinion, is that of multinational corporatism gone mad.  Corporatists have used their not inconsiderable skills as marketers & propagandists to sell some very dangerous and stupid ideas to frightened and insecure people.  

    Progressives, on the other hand, don't have the same resources and we also don't seem to have very good skills for getting our messages across.  This, in my opinion, is the major obstacle to our progress. If we can't fix that, we can't fix anything, including revamping the workings of the larger political system.

    "If you fake the funk, your nose will grow." -- Bootsy Collins

    by hepshiba on Fri Jan 07, 2011 at 03:03:55 AM PST

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