Crossroads

Nobody asked but …

We are at the crossroads.  We are at a critical station.  Will we decide to continue on down, down to the kleptocracy?  For awhile, being a robust fledgling nation, we were happy with the richness of freedom without responsibility.  We thought we could, will I, nil I, manage our own behavior and that of our fellow humans, devil may care.  Surely everyone will do what is right.  Surely, we will learn from history.  But now (who in the hell is in charge?), we are slipping past kleptocracy and toward kakistocracy.  Who among us will retrace our steps back to the crossroads, to take the road less traveled.

— Kilgore Forelle

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