that scares the living crap out of you. Specifically:
Have a friend who, despite being a talented, intelligent sort, thinks socialist government would be a wonderful idea. A short time ago, when he was telling me I didn't really understand democratic socialism, something came out: ...but realize that humanity has a long way to go before the star trek like federation government will work successfully.
A string of "We will create Utopia" socialist disasters flashed through my mind, and that quote from Firefly on the sidebar; as someone used to say, 'Just damn!'