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I, for one, see the meltdown of the professional politician class as beyond a positive. A 'high water mark' in U.S. history. An unprecedented opportunity, as well as unprecedented risk.
originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: Kandinsky
society is dumber than ever, just read journals and letters from people during WW2 as evidence
there's never been a more aware, informed/misinformed voting populace than now. Ever.
originally posted by: nwtrucker
Working backwards, the most recent would be the Reagan era, obviously. It followed a low-point for a multitude of reasons from economic to Vietnam and the Iranian hostage fiasco. The result? No German-like fascism developed. Likewise with the Bombing of Hawaii and that sneak attack. A return to the normal placid culture followed WWII.