After learning the postmodern lesson that every point of view is partial, we remember how to appreciate what’s also true. We graduate from irony. Which performs an essential critical function, and then mostly outlives its usefulness. In a post-ironic worldspace, a sincerely positive conversation is possible. We can speak without a “but,” without signaling always that we are cool and hip. Our language can become post-ironic. And then we are freed to say it simply, to speak the most fruitful, sincere and meaningful words we can. A post-ironic worldspace dares to hope, almost as if naive, something like I did on inauguration day in “Obama Consciousness“.