Didn't think I'd find myself agreeing with BMG ... well, maybe I don't.
The real test of the hypothesis that "the more cynical people get, the harder it's going to be to get any of the "meaningful" things done" is whether the BMGers are motivated enough to, for example, end our one-party state dominance by voting for candidates who are not members of the Democratic Party. A very strong case could be made that the more the general public turns away in cynicism, the easier it is for the Hack-Progressive Alliance to consolidate power. ... The folks who show up to hold the signs at the rotaries and go to the school committee meetings and testify at the hearings and drive people to the polls generally get most of what they want in this Commonwealth.
...but gazing beyond the Massachusetts navel, I do think it's a much bigger deal than the Foxes-Who-Would-Be-Hedgehogs occupying the White House think. Good work BMG, now take the next step forward!