By the time you are reading this, I should be boarding a plane back to Colorado. This trip has been exhausting and eye opening. As my family cycled in and out of the house where my grandparents live, I had conversations with nearly all of them. Although the conversations usually revolve around personal FAQs, in my family the conversations often turn to politics.
Everyone wanted to talk about the Presidential Election or Gun Control. Those are the two big topics right now. I have strong opinions on both (that go against most my family’s beliefs). Today’s article focuses on Minimalism in reference to economic change. Namely in America–with regards to the Occupy Movement and The Tea Party.
Before you read my next article, I feel the need for a disclaimer. I write for the sake of writing and thinking. What I write is not always entirely what I believe. Oftentimes, it is an exercise into the unknown. I find that some of my best non-fiction writing takes place when i explore things that the general population refuses to talk about. That is what I have done today.
Today’s article is about scraping the ideals of Communism and Capitalism and finding another way–one that doesn’t funnel money to the 1% at the expense of the 99%. It is an exploration into the world of think-tanks and coming up with better ways to run our world… because we sure as Hell aren’t doing it right.
In late 2011 and early 2012 I wrote nine political pieces under the folder heading “Manifesto.” I never showed a soul what I wrote. I’m note sure why. I knew the writings were rather extreme–but they were meant to help me figure out what my core beliefs actually are. Now, in order to help advertise my Kickstarter campaign, I decided to post them. I hope you enjoy.
If you enjoy my writing, check out the Kickstarter campaign. You can guarantee yourself a copy of the book for only $10. It is a great way to support independent publishing while getting some new reading material in the process. The link to the first part of my manifesto as well as the link to the Kickstarter campaign are below. Thank you to all my readers!