911 Grassroots Interviews Author/Would-Be Decider James Hufferd, Ph.D.

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911 Grassroots: So, Mr. Hufferd, what is it you would endeavor to “decide”, if you were able to, that is?

James Hufferd: Well, the fate of the world, to make it a better place for productive, well-intentioned people to live, even thrive in.

911 G: You don’t see it as that at present, then? How so?

JH: The world I see has become all tattered and twisted in knots, stressed way beyond the endurance of most. Or, we’ve just given up and avoid engagement in anything beyond our back yard. Or the elevator shaft allegedly connecting our flat with the ground. Our finances, for more of us every day, are in ruins, simply awful monsters we don’t dare face. World leaders are taunting each other worse than 6-year-olds fumbling nukes and other assorted w.m.d like carnival bears tossing around Tiffany glassware. Suicides 22 a day among those who’ve been pushed too close to the fire…

911 G: So then, what you’re suggesting is some now new way of wringing our hands?

JH: No! Gosh, I mean hell, no! That is what everyone seems to be doing – get out in the street and squall like an 8-month-old outraged toddler, maybe carrying signs, not buying Cheetos from the wrong stores, signing our name on a list – just the strategy we’ve been trying for a couple hundred years. And, surprise, it’s not working! Because – well, partly because, we’ve just telling people who do bad stuff to please knock it off. And it’s how they make their bucks, the way they bilk us, so they’re not going to stop it. They’re never going to. Because it works and we have no obvious way of ever stopping them. And a little part of what they do, after all, might even be good and needed. So, what we need to try to do is force a clear, reasonable limitation on it. Look, right now just might be the worst possible time to suggest what I’m about to suggest, what with this controversial, but generally cheered, staged reaction to Syria. Or, from another standpoint, if my idea can be tested by this and survive, well…

911 G: So, before we get too far into that, what is your take on what’s going on in Syria? More