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    everything we're not doing that we could be doing - there's no time in history when the future would have looked positive with that kind of standard.  Through the Industrial Revolution, cities were hellish, soot-covered shitholes and it looked like the story of humanity was basically over in favor of a soulless, all-powerful Machine.   In the 20th century, we had Fascism, totalitarian Communism, and enough nuclear firepower on hair-trigger alert to sterilize most of the planet.   Today we're transitioning to sustainable energy and dealing with climate change.  Tomorrow (however far away that is), it'll be something else.  

    The conundrum of stable democracy: Reform requires the consent of the corrupt.

    by Troubadour on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 06:35:25 AM PDT

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