Let’s leave pessimism for better times

“The ‘cynical chic’ of recent fashion is a cloying syrup that seeps into every pore of the body politic, weakening the sinews and sapping the spirit. As we attempt to revive the social ethic, it is worth heeding the advice of an anonymous citizen: ‘Let’s leave pessimism for better times.” ~ Benjamin Ramm, Citizens: A Manifesto, 2011