Is this how it ends? Does it end with everyone knowing something is deeply wrong, with everyone seeing something is wrong– except bureaucrats and administrators –deeply wrong, yet being completely powerless to do something about it or change course? Does it end with everyone doped up with reality television, the latest outrage of the moment, and a deep unease, yet no one speaking up about it? Does it end with every speech act immediately getting neutralized, such that it produces little more than a ripple in the pond? Does it end with all of us standing around pointing out that it’s all wrong, that it’s a mess, and congratulating each other while going with safe choices and pragmatic realism while the water heats up?