Our politicians are too keen to fight. Our political activists, whether from the Left or the Right, whether in the streets or in the media, are too quick to vilify and demonize those with whom they disagree. The rest of us are stuck in the withering, wearying cross-fire, wondering where this all goes; wondering when and how it might cease.
In the movie, Fight Club (which I recently watched anew), we can see where it might all conceivably lead: General alienation from civil society; general attacks upon civil society; and eventual implosion of civil society. We are not, however, beholden to the Fight Club path; we are not doomed to a Fight Club future. We can go a different way, if we recognize and seize our opportunities.