-- This is a time for rational thought, not knee jerk reaction. We have created a powerful monster with our intelligence services and it is dividing and controlling us more and more each day. We have almost reached the point where one carefully structured leak can disrupt our whole political process. --
I think the country is lost. The public is not capable of critical thought, the institutions are corrupt to the core. At some point the natural resources or the wealth redistribution are going to fail in a not insignificant way, at which point all hell is going to break loose.
I've read the good book. The ending includes a bit of excitement and pain. It's human destiny. We are baked to fail on earth.