I’m voting for community and for sustainability. I'm voting for "provincial" values. I'm voting for the 1800s, with broadband. My new catch-phrase is “buy local.”
Because the way America lives today is fundamentally and demonstrably wrong - it's environmentally, socially, economically and utterly discredited.
And exporting America's big, toxic and stupid model, at gunpoint or debt-point, to the rest of the world is a recipe for the very same disaster and collapse we see today. And I no longer wish to vote for this - for any of it!
I want to change my way of life: smaller; better; sustainable.
I don’t fear China. I don’t fear Iran. I don’t fear anyone “coming after me” when my country already has enough weapons to blow up the planet ten times over.
I fear only big, toxic and stupid. I fear they have won! I fear this insanity only stops at Armageddon.
I see now that Ronald Reagan was a dimwit. I see now that America (and the world) would arguably be better off today if we'd listened to what Jimmy Carter said in his so-called “malaise” speech in 1979.
Corruption, inefficiency, arrogance, stupidity and a fake "empire" too much supported by consumption and debt was our problem then. But instead of fixing it, since Reagan, we watched it metastasize like a cancer.
Now the only option is big surgery, big change and a smaller, sustainable way of life.