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Settling for Mediocrity

Adjusting to a second-rate world

Photo by permission of Mara Rothman @ mararothman.com

The blight of mediocrity is upon us. Incompetence is evident in non-existent customer service, a broken healthcare system, ecological collapse, decrepit infrastructure, and an ineffectual corrupt corporatized government.

The revival of feudalism, a medieval hierarchal system in which Monarchs supplied protection and land to the lower strata…

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