We’re all going to die, but some of us are a lot better at living than others. The world is headed to shit. We are running out of food. We are running out of water. We can’t get anything together because terrible storms are going to keep destroying all our progress. The storms are just going to get worse and more frequent. We did it to ourselves. We don’t care. We just want to make money. Less and less people have more and more money. Somehow the fewer people with more money have convinced the people they’re fucking over to support them. We hate ourselves. We think we deserve to have shit. There’s no middle class anymore. There’s only the super wealthy and the poor. Christians support financial inequality and are against universal healthcare. Jesus wouldn’t want people to be poor and not able to afford to get medical help. Jesus wouldn’t be okay with people who work honest jobs all the time and still can’t afford a place to live and food to eat. There’s so much resources on this earth and so many people can’t get it. For no reason other than there are a few people that are beyond greedy who are taking it all. Who would it hurt if employees got paid more? How can the majority of people be against that? It’s a lie that it would hurt the economy. If it hurt the economy it would just be because the super wealthy are being vindictive and purposely doing it. Oh no, instead of $100 million an executive makes $20 million so that 1,000 employees can make living wages. How horrible. How terrible. How much he will suffer. How much he won’t be able to create jobs anymore. Bullshit. You can create jobs, you just don’t want to because you’d have to make slightly less money and still live an incredibly over indulgent and excessive lifestyle. It’s all bullshit. There’s enough for everyone to live comfortable and happily. There’s even enough for everyone to live comfortable and happily and for the elite few to live excessively greedy hedonistic lifestyles. There’s no need for suffering. If you’re against welfare and social programs then support fair wages. Who would want to work when you can make more money being on welfare instead? If you can have an honest job and get paid enough to actually live, then guess what? PEOPLE WOULD WORK. And the few that don’t want to work, fuck them. Let them live on the streets. But if you actually work and are good, you deserve a home, you deserve food, you deserve even having days off where you can spend your money to make the super wealthy even wealthier. This is how economy works. This is why our economy isn’t working. A person with $100 million can only buy so many Ferraris and yachts and private airplanes. 100 people with a $1 million will buy more things, and therefore stimulate the economy more. Billionaires don’t help anybody or anything. A thousand millionaires is worth so much more to the economy than one billionaire. It stagnates, it sits, it does nothing. Money needs to flow and be exchanged and circulate. I’m not an economist, I never took a class on money. Yet I recognize this, because I’m not a fucking idiot who is stifled by idealism and politics. I don’t give a shit. I am a pure-blooded pragmatist. I am a pragmatic humanist. What does that mean? I support whatever works. I support whatever works to help people. I support whatever works to give the most amount of people the best possible life. I’m not a socialist. I’m not a capitalist. I am closer to a capitalist than a socialist. I don’t think there needs to be strict distinctions. There should be aspects of every type of economy. WHATEVER WORKS TO MAKE THE SYSTEM WORK FOR EVERYONE. I want people to work for money. I want people to work and get a fair amount of money. What’s a fair amount of money? An amount that allows you to live without suffering, an amount that allows you to have a safe and clean home. An amount that allows you to have a healthy diet. An amount that allows you to have extracurricular activities and hobbies. An amount that would allow you to not be a miserable human being that feels helpless everyday you are alive. We all want the same things out of life. We created this system we are in. Stop saying there is nothing we can do about it. There’s no intrinsic reason that the world needs to be the way it is. We did this to ourselves. Let’s stop imposing suffering on ourselves. Let’s start imposing freedom and happiness. Let’s start actually getting back to what America was supposed to be about, what it never really achieved. Let’s actually create the world that the bullshit Declaration of Independence failed to achieve. Let’s get closer to the post-World War II world where there was prosperity in this country and hope for the future. Let’s do it without rampant institutionalized racism and cancerous fear of Communism and others. Let’s actually be what we want to be and claim to be. This world is going to shit so quickly it’s startling. We can change it, though. We just need to realize what we actually want and why it’s not that way. We need to stop being so quick to label people as wrong and “others.” Let’s be pragmatic, let’s drop the labels. Just because someone doesn’t belong to your “party” doesn’t mean they don’t have good ideas. Who the fuck cares if your team isn’t the winning one? As long as we benefit who the fuck cares? Get over it. Stop supporting ideas that actually hurt yourself because you think it’s your “side” or “team.” Stop being against ideas that would benefit you because then the “other side” wins. Stop it. Let’s start doing things to benefit ourselves, let’s stop being self-destructive. The world can be better. We can be hopeful again. We’ve all become so dreadful of the future. Humanity and history has all been about a sincere belief that the future would be better than today and better than the past. The reason the world is so fucked is because we all are so sure the opposite is true now. As long as we think it, then it is. Let’s move forward. It won’t be bad, as long as we decide it’s not. I’m not liberal, I’m not conservative, I’m not a democrat, I’m not a republican. You can’t be for or against me because I’m on your “team” or not. I just have ideas. I just have observations. I’m a pragmatist. I don’t care what you are. If you have ideas that will actually help, then I’m all for it. Let’s do it. Drop the affiliations, lose the allegiances. The only thing you should be for, is for humans. When anyone does well, we all do better. Stop hating, start supporting. We’re all in this together. It’s not a bullshit abstract idea, it’s the truth. Where else do you have to run to? This is the only planet we have, this is the only life we have. It’s now or never. Do it for yourself, do it for your kids. We have nothing else to do while we’re here.