I wrote (in part):
Every system is corruptible, and in the end all but a tiny minority gets screwed. Fortunately, things inevitably churn. Discontentment peaks, corrupt, unviable systems are overturned, and a fresh new corrupt, unviable system replaces it. The ending of Animal Farm is not a tale of failure. On contrary, it's humanity's sole saving grace that the pigs in charge are periodically replaced by slightly less entrenched pigs. That's really the best we can hope for. Blame Eve for eating that apple.And this is a response I got on Twitter:
I noted that some of the people leaving gut-stupid comments seemed otherwise intelligent. Sure enough, this person is - I kid you not! - the communications director for the Brookings Institute. The communications director!!!