Tarheeldem @6 and 8 is a start.
I agree that the problem is finding a way to move forward. I thought well of Occupy as a first step, but the resolute refusal to consider the need for leaders may have made it impossible for that movement to spread.
I find it difficult to propose solutions when I don’t have a firm grip on the problem. I think of this post and others from the last couple of weeks as my effort to state the problem clearly enough that we can find a way forward. This isn’t the last of these posts.