Shades of Upton Sinclair

People who are struggling to make the actual world conform to some imaginary one are rarely prepared to accept the compromises, the negotiations, and the quest for common ground that make for functional politics, and the result is the stalemate between entrenched factions that pervades politics on nearly all levels today.

~Jon Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report, “What Actually Happens”

cf. Upton Sinclair, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” from I, Candidate for Governor, and How I Got Licked.