Like this July heat there is abnormal rage in our political life. Together, Republicans rage against government; Democrats are angry at plutocracy and financial power.
Four generations ago we all lived our lives in independence into the weather beyond our control while, in general, subject to forecast and plan on the land.
Now we live in interdependence in mega-urban areas where we may succumb to the technological illusion that the world should be as subject to our control as the lights in our houses are responsive to the light switch.
Might not the political rage be because we expect the world to be totally in the control of expert politicians who cannot live up to our misplaced expectations?
The cure for this is to recover the real sense of sky and land that gives life, to be sure, but towers beyond our designs. Recovering this immensity our human relations will fall into a better place and the state itself will renew in restored proportion.
As Henry David Thoreau said, In wildness is the preservation of the world.
John Harris State College