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The Center Cannot Hold

The problem with being pragmatic is that you tend to underestimate other people’s frustration and anger. Because you could never imagine wanting to wreck the whole thing, you have a deep and abiding belief that no one would ever desire such utter and complete wreckage.

But history really does tell us otherwise.

And the thing is, letting a madman run the entire country directly into the abyss by the fastest route possible is just as effective at utter and complete wreckage as convincing a whole bunch of common people to pick up pitchforks and torches, without all of the hard work of organizing. It’s really the kind of revolution a lazy and apathetic nation probably deserves.

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