Divergent

The status quo is shattered and not even George Soros can put it back together again.  New ideas will be necessary to successfully find a way forward.  It will not be enough, as some have suggested, to warm over the old ones.  To Corbynize the Left by choosing Keith Ellison or Bernie Sanders as the new standard bearer of "tomorrow" will do nothing.  Tomorrow for them was a long time ago.

For the moment both sides of the political spectrum are cut adrift from old certainties united only in their conditioned resentment for each other, rivals facing off in a wood surrounded by darkness, both more in peril from the unknown than from the known.  In such cases only time can resolve the dilemma.  The task should be to avoid any more divergence than absolutely necessary in order to survive one more day.

Perhaps time and history will bring a new beginning, a lasting consensus, another age that suits us all.  No one can predict how the 21st century will develop.  Perhaps humanity will go its several ways, divided into affinity groups, or even among the several planets.  The one likely thing is the solution is probably not what we now imagine.  All the pundits in the world couldn't even predict Trump.  How can they know the future?  All we know is that we are lost, but given time we will find a way.  Humanity always has.

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