So, as usual, things have to get worse before they can get better?
In health science, we'd call that a neuropathy ... a degraded ability to sense pain (until it does significant damage), which is essentially a failure to KEEP rebuilding systemic instrumentation to fit changing contexts.
You can picture that outcome, and even how it occurs, in both human physiology and human culture.
Trisequester is YOUR democracy in?
Is there a term for aggregate-neuropathy or even "Cultural-Neuropathy" ?
A slowing ability to detect, parse & adaptively respond to increasing levels of useful feedback?
That describes all human aggregates, all the time? Ya think?
Unless, that is, we take up thoughtful arms against an always rising sea of emerging interdependencies.
I keep coming back to the analogy of adolescent growth spurts. All growing aggregates have to get clumsier before they can regain or increase aggregate agility.
With growth comes a corollary challenge. We always need newer, more refined methods for solving the task of HOW to grow, gracefully. Why? So we can have our growth, and be it too.
It's not a challenge we can ignore ... unless we choose to abort our future.
This was the America we all knew post 1776.
Will there be another cultural growth spurt? Here? In the USA?
If so, what will it look like?