Ha! I gotcha!
I don’t believe that we ARE floundering. We are fairly systematically de-constructing what doesn’t work and re-constructing the new, keeping the things that have been helpful to our progress, tossing out the unhelpful.
If you know the causes of difficulties for our society, you can address them. It’s when you don’t know the causes that you truly flounder.
What is true at the individual level generally applies at the community level. If you truly learn something, you change in some small or large ways. But we generally don’t like change. Big change comes with effort and is more likely when we are pushed to the wall, in crisis.
As a community we are in a long process of changing our institutions. The churches have been put through the washing machine. The institution of marriage needed quite a bit of work. We’re working on our system of governance – – what we currently have is pretty bad. And so on. It’s why we are doing “The Battles”.
Propaganda plays a large role in “Why we will or will not flounder”. Go to “Categories”, then down to the “W’s”. Click on “Why we flounder … ” for a listing of related postings.
(Reminder to myself: I need to review all postings – I think there are ones that haven’t been categorized for this topic.)