This is a first-time post after a year or so of looking-in.
There’s certainly a substantial representation of the usual positions.
Over the past thirty years, we’ve elevated rapacious individualism–the non-virtue of selfishness–to a state of acceptability-by-overexposure, kind of like gratuitously lewd dialog in prime-time sitcoms. Alack and alas—and probably a bushel and a peck as well, it serves the common good not a dime’s worth, and seems to serve only a sort of auto-erotic purpose recently denounced by a rising belief-based candidate.
For an actual improvement of conditions, there may be some merit to moving to the center, reducing one’s name-calling-to-plain-talk ratio, and finding one’s indoor voice. Dated, but still better than actually working at being ignored.
Anyway, I’ve enjoyed most of the snappy repartee. Thanks for all the ginger.