This has, however, made us incredibly dumb when it comes to civilization. When we left behind most of the daily struggle for survival, as a species, we came to face ever more complex and nuanced problems. There is no simple answer on the pressing issues demanding our decisions... We have achieved plenty, but there is much more to overcome. The sheer fact that over a billion people are starving right now, as the food that could feed them is wasted away in richer countries is evidence of our collective dumbness when it comes to societal governance. There is no shortage of examples, but I'm not taking that road right now.
My point, with this post, is: The problems we face are complex and its solutions will be no less intrincate and difficult to dicern and implement. We shouldn't, as citizens, let savvy politicians fool us with oversimplifying, demagogic arguments. What we should do is work together to evercome our differences, and learn to hold on to our principles and values. For freedom is to be able to decide for ourselves what is better based on what we believe is true. Not trying to fool ourselves or any other person, not trying to impose our views, but accepting that everyone sees life differently and that no one has privileges. Anyway, I do hold that those with wider scopes for understanding and action have a greater responsibility to apply it for the greater good and not just to serve themselves a larger piece of the cake.