On our last podcast, we asked a similar question: “What now?” as we came back from a brief hiatus only to face an America fracturing faster and faster because so many problems are coming at us all at once – inflation, gun violence, abortion, immigration, corruption and war in Ukraine. And that’s all in the public sphere.
Even the best multi-tasker would have to admit – it’s really, really hard to solve multiple problems all at the same time. While, in real life, we do have to sort through and solve multiple problems at once, here in podcast, we can do what we like. We can attempt to solve one problem at a time.
What one problem sits atop the heap? Which one is the “Yertle the Turtle” of problems? And how might we deal with Yertl?
So, the question is: which of America’s problems do Randy and Alan each think is THE problem to start solving first? Is it inflation? Is it gun violence? Is it abortion? Is it immigration? Is it corruption? Is it religious freedom? Is it social media? There are so many possible culprits, it’s like a murder mystery!And, in a sense, it is? What killed American comity? What made our divisions so extreme and the Rubicon between us so seemingly un-crossable? What made winning the argument so important?
Or, if you’d like to watch –