There's an assumption common, I think, to everyone raised in the West, and perhaps everyone born: problems have solutions. We take it as given that problems, even if not yet solved, are in principle soluble, and no matter where you find yourself on the political spectrum, this assumption undergirds your conviction. Whether you think government is the solution or the problem, you're still thinking in terms of problems and solutions.
A question: What if we've solved all the problems that are soluble? Is it possible that we've gone to the limit of what human intelligence can achieve? Is it possible that we can't really make any more significant scientific breakthroughs, that human societies can't develop much beyond a certain point of development, that we're not capable of achieving something much beyond what we've already achieved? What if the remaining questions are just too hard for us?
I'm looking at my cat--who is beautiful and perfect, and highly intelligent for a cat, but not capable of composing lyric poetry. It is beyond her capacity. It is not what she is given to do. It is ridiculous to expect it.
What if achieving anything more requires gifts that we as a species simply don't have?