Coming at this discussion from another angle is a good idea. The tension with
the Founding Fathers is legendary, I was reading a book yesterday that said "Jefferson
railed against slavery all his life. Maybe we'd take that more seriously if he hadn't been
one of the largest slaveowners in the colonies." Or words to that affect.
America is a progress, in a way. Its history is ugly and we need to be humble about
that, but I'm also grateful for the opportunities I have been given in this life, and there's
nothing I can do to go back to the past.
For me the key insight is that "rights" don't exist, that no document can make us free, we
have to do it ourselves. Perhaps the vector for spreading the freedom bug might be the
constitution, but I'm not sure. The way I see it, the internet is the key medium. Check this
The reason the constitution isn't enforced is that most people aren't fighting against injustices,
but that's where we are in the historical moment and I don't think calling them idiots is going to help
anything. I think the key is to figure out how to reach people where they're at and come up
with a way to get people involved.
We're going to need each other, idiots or not, if we're going to beat the 0.01 percent. We'd
all relate more respectfully, I think, if we kept that in mind.