|A catalyst in human affairs is a being that modifies and amplifies the rate of a physical or chemical reaction without being consumed in the process. One who can start a trend and not see its fruition. Our founding fathers were catalysts. This person or persons will have to be super-generalists of encyclopedic vision that can move and shake the existing concrete edifice of mediocrity, and produce new paradigms that change the course of human history for the good.
History, in our case, is a very dangerous place to seek refuge in that it has a tendency to repeat itself because we apparently are not the most educated civilization on Earth. We forget, and History creeps up to bite (byte, as of late) us on the posterior. Slow to react to social trends and conditions, our society drifts along toward future schisms already manifesting in the form of increasing terrorism, illegal immigration, population, crime, illiteracy, taxation, litigation, and joblessness. Even the well educated find it hard to keep a job or see the future. Government wants to keep its jobs and power, so new rules-of-the-game keep pumping out to further saturate the info-infrastructure via policy and law. We must supersede this game of Machiavellian manipulation and strategy.
To counter the ravages of increasing pressure on an already stressed human condition, we need a new form of dedicated philanthropist to serve our world and its communities of cultural vicissitude/s.