No, the decision-making faculty I’m calling into question is the human mind. This election has left me very cynical about the fundamental flaws in human nature.
But I don’t want to deprive you or anyone else of their optimism. My original point is that smart people like Mirah should be considering a better strategy than this Sisyphean cycle of only electing Democrats to clean-up after Republicans.
Also, it’s the gambler’s fallacy to believe that the past survival of the human race has any bearing on its future survival. A demagogue with a nuclear arsenal and the rapidity of global warming are anomalies in human history.