We Need a Political Divorce

I find it irritating how few people discuss political divorce. Do you think these Trump supporters are just going to go away? Do you think these intersectional socialists are just going to find Jesus or something? They aren’t. No government you want is really possible with these people who want something so radically different from you.

The long term results of the path we are currently taking on politics are unknown. However, unless you are a delusional utopian, this doesn’t lead anywhere good. The political union doesn’t work for people. People are increasingly disappointed with everything they are getting out of government and there is no way to see how this trend can possibly reverse. What is going on is the epitome of irreconcilable differences.

This is partially why I won’t vote, not even for Jo Jorgensen. We don’t need a libertarian president. What could that possibly solve? Libertarian policy is better, sure, but the problems we are faced with are vastly deeper than any president has the ability to address.

The political system is utterly dysfunctional, the bureaucracy is massive, the debt is enormous … and libertarians might be able to help with this a little bit. However, the cultural strife is totally unworkable. We have too many actors, movements and organizations who do not believe in tolerance. We have cultures who have absolutely no desire to live and let live. We have people who hold deep hatred for massive amounts of people in the country. No one can just step in and solve this.

Maybe China will suicidally attack the US and people will find a way to unite behind a mutually enemy (which would be absolutely horrible). I guess a bunch of things can happen to change the course of things, but I don’t see it. Trump isn’t the cause, he was a symptom. When he goes away, tensions might diminish for a short time, but it won’t last.

I won’t be voting. I encourage others not to vote. The problems are far deeper than I can possibly see any election resolving. It is the belief in voting and the political violence it inspires that is the cause of so many of these problems … more voting won’t cure this. We need a divorce. That is the discussion we should be having.

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Aaron White, married to a swell girl, is a business owner and unschooling father of two, going on three. His hobbies are music and poker. He resides in Southern California.