I like this, Clay (although I can’t think of any of your thought pieces I have not liked). It reminded me of this:
It gets real lonely as a moderate activist, standing alone with a sign that reads, “Reasonable informed discussion of the issues as soon as feasible”
But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a try, eh?
[Oh, and I wasn’t sure about your picture change, initially. My mental image of my Medium peeps is strongly tied to their avatar. But now that my mind has adjusted to the New Clay, I like it better than the old one. More dapper.]