I have come to suspect that we have not evolved to the point that our cognitive processes consistently overrule our animal instincts. The idea that we can base our choices on verifiable information appears damned. Civility is superficial and short-lived. Democracy fails in the face of the self-righteous greed of our kind. The solution of course would be a benevolent dictator, but the problem with those is that they are human too and the majority are not benevolent.
Please, America, prove me wrong.