Why we occupy: David Brin explains that 1957 was NOT better than today (but we could still use a little more change)
Nostalgia is for cretins. America was built by men and women who dreamed and built. Who believed – and believe – in progress. Who forgo the sick drug of hate and negotiate solutions. We’re much better off than in 1957 – in science, in health, in education, in opportunity. We’re not better in some ways – income inequality has skyrocketed, and instead of a global communist conspiracy, the greatest enemy of free enterprise is a cabal of 500 billionaires who appoint each other to corporate boards, protect each other and vote each other mega compensation packages, no matter how poorly the company does.