3 (or 4) thoughts on the gubmint

  1. A healthy suspicion of centralized power is a good thing.
  2. Hence, one ought always to be suspicious of the government having too much power. (Liberals, don’t be naive.)
  3. But when you believe “the government always fucks things up!” or “the government just wants to take away my liberty,” well, this sort of dogmatic, religious belief in the evils of government is equally naive.
  4. Like any institution, the government can do good or harm. Take it seriously and, like, get involved.


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Jonathan Erdman

Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy, as the Executive Director of the Wrangell Mountain Center. When not in McCarthy, you'll typically find me in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, writing and working with local activists. My primary writing project right now is a novel set in remote bush Alaska, of the magical realism genre wherein an earnest and independent young woman finds a mysterious radio belonging to her grandmother, a device that has paranormal bandwidth and a disturbing ability to mess with one's mental stability.

Consider this post an invitation, an invitation to comment and collaborate ~ In Solidarity, JE

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