They don’t come from me, but from Charles Krauthammer’s column that’s in the Chicago Tribune January 2, 2012.
He’s writing about the probability that there are other worlds were intelligent life exists…or existed.
He contemplates that maybe any other intelligent live has destroyed itself.
But there is hope:
“There could be no greater irony: For all the sublimity of art, physics, music, mathematics and other manifestations of human genius, everything depends on the mundane, frustrating, often debased vocation known as politics (and its most exacting subspecialty — statecraft). Because if we don’t get politics right, everything else risks extinction.
“We grow justly weary of our politics. But we must remember this:
Politics — in all its grubby, grasping, corrupt, contemptible manifestations — is sovereign in human affairs. Everything ultimately rests upon it.
“Fairly or not, politics is the driver of history. It will determine whether we will live long enough to be heard one day. Out there. By them, the few — the only — who got it right.
So, as we begin a new year with a primary election which all portents indicate will have less than 50% participation, consider the purpose of McHenry County Blog:
“This is a journal of news and opinion designed to bring to light matters of public interest and to encourage public participation in the governmental process.”