North America groomed its own subversive lineages, Masons at one point, required for the necessary ferment, e.g. Transcendentalists in Whitman's time, up through leftist Rorty (one of my Princeton profs), but arguing indigenous American leftists could get by without the Marxism (a Eurasian import). With The Dawn of Everything (Graeber & Wengrow), we're relearning the importance of small scale experimentation, but with prototypes crossing over from the military (e.g. electric ATVs). A brighter tomorrow has to revector high inertia phenomena more than crash them in to one another. How do we smooth our collective flight path?