You know, when I read about this Pew study, characterized as “As New Dangers Loom, More Think the U.S. Does ‘Too Little’ to Solve World Problems”, it reminded me of the late Mayor Daley’s response to a newspaper reporter following the civil disorder that accompanied the Democratic Convention of 1968 and claims that it was “a police riot”, to the effect that
The Chicago Police were not there to create disorder. The Chicago Police were there to preserve disorder
We’re preserving the world’s problems. That is the nature of a status quo-ist country.