“The crumple zone is a structural feature mainly used in automobiles and recently incorporated into railcars. “Crumple zones are designed to absorb the energy from the impact during a traffic collision by controlled deformation.” (wikipedia)
We are going to need them for our “democracies.” Badly. We have seen the wall. And we are “deciding” to accelerate towards it.
To quote myself –
“We are left with the slender hope of developing habits of honesty, of transparency, of resourcefulness. That means we have to build credibility between those who pretend to govern and the governed NOW.”
How is it to be done? You do it by, well, doing it, I guess.