Modern America is always evolving, and new, important issues arise every day. It may be tempting to want to delve into some of the specific topics confronting our country right now, but that would be a mistake. No—now, more than ever, it’s time we discuss America in the broadest, least focused way possible, so that it barely resembles useful discourse of any kind.
There is no reason to shy away from the big issues our country faces. In fact, we need to do one better than that: We need to look at all of them, together, from such a distance that we are unable to discern “immigration” from “employer-subsidized contraception.” It’s crucial that we openly and honestly look at the many problems our country is facing, and then mash them together into one barely decipherable swath of dialogue that will ultimately solve nothing. Only then can we move forward as a country.
What we need most right now is a quick, broad strokes observation of America that we can all agree on. Then we need to talk about it vaguely and generally for so long that it clearly seems like there is no way to adequately discern any solution, or even what we’re actually talking about in the first place.
It’s crucial that we openly and honestly look at the many problems our country is facing, and then mash them together into one barely decipherable swath of dialogue that will ultimately solve nothing.
This is exactly why we need to be discussing the American people—the American people are at the heart of a lot of the issues our country is facing. We need to talk about people, the things people do, and how people feel about the state of America. People and issues facing people are going to be crucial for America’s future.
This is just one of the many frivolous conversations we need to be having. We need to discuss the American people and employment and war and social issues all at once. This is discourse 2.0, and it’s high time the old guard made way for it.
The time to begin these utterly fruitless discussions is now.