Fri Feb, 26 2010
The Whole Damned Country Is A "Place Like This"
"Well, about 33% disagreed with the founders at the time of the Revolution, so we havenít fallen all that far."(Glenn Reynolds)
Oh, yeah? Well, go read that and then see this. The tag:
"If people donít even have the guts to raise their hands in a room full of as like-minded a bunch as youíre going to find, how on earth do they expect their politicians to do anything?At this point of this disaster, there will be no voting our way out of it. The prevailing epistemology doesn't permit it: there simply are not enough people out there who know how to think. The dominant ethics of the culture won't have it: everybody wants to live at the expense of everyone else, and freedom is not a value in this country, anymore.
I suspect Californiaís not the only place like this."
I say that you can count California as quite fairly representative of the United States at large, and you can take it from there.