And from there I don’t know.
I can not see the future. Part of me wishes I could, and part of me knows that is a terrible idea.
I don’t like telling people who to vote for, for several reasons. For one: who the hell am I? I’m just a guy, and as I said, I cannot see the future. More over, I’m a white cis male and I’ll probably be ok no matter what happens (for a number of bullshit reasons), but many if not most of my close friends are not, and in a civil society, that means I have a responsibility to think about them as well.
This is what Rousseau called the Social Contract. We are all part of a thing together, and we have to acknowledge that when we utilize our political power.
So, if you live in America and you haven’t already: vote.
Vote thoughtfully, and vote with your conscience. Vote with the intent to make this world a place both free and beautiful, for all humanity to thrive in. Vote as a member of the human race, and think carefully about what that means to you.
And now, here is one of my favorite speeches of all time. I hope you’ll forgive me for borrowing some of the sentiment in those last few lines.
The great Charlie Chaplin everyone: