Wednesday, December 19, 2012

To Heck With The Dialectic

Post-presidential election, a guy I know, a skilled craftsman, asked me if it had turned out the way I wanted. It had on one level, but, on another, there was no way it could have turned out the way it needed to. I tried to explain, but my friend said very nicely that he wasn't interested.

His own politics are Independent, or at least adamantly moderate. Sad, because we're in a bind, and the extremists know it, and further, we, on all sides, are serious about surviving and thriving. You can compromise about things where people have different interests; everybody gives a little. You can't compromise on whether or not civilization persists.

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