A Brief Meditation on What Has Failed

What has failed in the U.S.?

Democracy? No. We have failed democracy.

Public education ? No. We have failed public education.

The free press? No. We have failed the free press.

Capitalism? No. This is exactly how capitalism works–consuming all and laying waste to democracy, human dignity, and equity.

Of all that is the U.S., capitalism is working as it is designed to work.

And that is our greatest failure.


  1. cindy0803

    How have “we”, the common folk, failed public education? Because I feel like public education helped me in the 70s and 80s, but I believe the public education of the 2000s is failing kids (and it is not because of the Common Core).

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