Let me pull on your coat about something that’s been bugging me:
It’s only diligence that will make us a complete country again. Fairness, diligence, self-sufficiency, community and yeah, the Constitution. I say if the last 40 years of constitution trashing continues, we should hold ourselves to blame.
Here’s the plan:
Get to know your neighbors.
Vote the well-oiled creeps out of office (and I also mean the ones supported by big money and the lobby crowd, not just the nasty perverts).
Run for school board, water board, state office, House of Representatives.
Make a difference on a local level.
Maintain your ethics and values and stick to them.
Grow your own food.
Learn herbal remedies for simple problems.
Grow those herbs.
Put food up and learn how to bake.
Turn off the TV and get a library card.
Make a disaster plan and share it.
Take a couple of bags of cat or dog kibble to your local shelter every month.
Support shelters in states facing natural disasters with lots of confused, lost and bewildered animals.
Stop to help someone in trouble.
Help carry groceries out to the car of a stranger from the market.
Read Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” and take notes.
Yarnbomb (it brings a smile to everyone’s face).
Kill them with kindness. Really.
Get a sewing machine and learn how to use it.
Stop shopping at stores that support slave labor in other countries.
Buy your food from local farmers. Meet those farmers. Call them by name.
Put party politics away and think about how we can come together, as a nation. To hell with parties. There is only one party – the human party.
Learn to budget and with any extra, consider charity (and do your homework so the money actually goes to the people, not the CEO).
Build a house for someone.
Join the Peace Corps and go overseas to make a difference. We are the only country with a Peace Corps (thank you JFK). 2 years of volunteer service seems minimal to me: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_Corps&gt;
Make Arbor Day a major holiday (April 10th): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbor_Day
Love life and live. We are all the same, stuck on this planet.
Let’s stop the petty BS and just get on with living as community.