Habermas is the last of the social contract thinkers who believe that truth and justice emerge in politics as in academics through the open peer to peer debate of citizens. I am drawn to that idea, even after all these years, as a drunk is drawn to the bottle. I sought the public square, and all I got was the Dumpster at the intersection of Wealth and Bondage, under the neon signs flashing Tweets of no importance to anyone. This post into the ether. More cognitive clutter. Anodyne for anomoie. Someone important is getting rich off the advertising and data mining, but that person is not me.