Doc Searls is nailing the next phase of America's history - The War on Error.
There is a great sense of optimism in Doc's postings. A realistic view forward - solve the issues, find out what went wrong but don't get stuck in the blame game. Wise words Doc.
Katrina was what we are sure to avoid calling an "act of God". Yesterday my eight year old son asked how God could make something like Katrina happen. Not "let." Make.
Ever notice that's how people answer questions they're not prepared to answer? Good Question, they say.
While we're not answering that one, we will face the question New Orleans' survivors will ask, over and over again. Why weren't we prepared? Why didn't we do more?
Thus will begin our War on Error.
Whatever else it causes, this war will change national priorities. Also social and personal ones.
With nobody but God and ourselves to blame, and with nobody but ourselves to help, we will put people first. And we will do our best to protect our civilization from acts of God for which people must be prepared.
The next hard question is, Which "we"? Our federal, state and local governments? Or ourselves? Or both, together, in some new way?