"Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still." Whoever quipped this was spot-on. Let's recognize the underlying wisdom encapsulated in this suggestive tidbit. Today's culture seems to have overlooked basic human nature with its underlying rebelliousness, greed, licentiousness, & overall unmanageable core. The pipedream that some utopian egghead philosophy can whip us all into uniformity is unfeasible, but toyed with by many senseless specimens of our unenlightened species. So whether so-called moral progressives or dyed-in-the-wool conservatives, political panaceas are merely platforms for toileting.