No Ostracism

In primitive times a group would discuss the course of action and come to a consensus on what was best for the group. If someone refused to go along, they could be ostracised. Today, we watch small political groups within the USA threatening to destroy the financial stability of the whole country if they don’t get their way. In climate change, countries refuse to do what is necessary to save the planet, citing short term economic excuses. The problem is, we no longer have a mechanism to exile those who can’t set selfish short-term interest aside.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)