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Thank you Maine Greens!

Thanks very much to the Maine Independent Green Party for the opportunity to speak to their Annual State Party Convention today. Wish I could have been there in person, and I sincerely hope there’ll be some opportunity to engage face-to-face sometime soon.

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On power and authority

Power, in our America, is just the ability to harm you. Authority, in our America, is when the people harming you grant themselves permission to do so.

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The kids are not all right

Why do kids commit suicide in such huge numbers? Or engage in dangerous stunts on YouTube? Or record sex videos, or shoot up their classrooms? Because they’re all too aware. This world is used up, burned out. There is already nothing left for them.

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Maybe if I drew you a picture…

When some meathead says “the climate has changed before”, link him/her this. Then set their car on fire and say “Look, your car’s temperature has changed before…”

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Moral cowardice

I am weary of watching the Democratic Party sacrifice our freedom and survival on the altar of political feasibility. They are the ones who determine what is feasible, and they know it.

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Alan Augustson: author of Rust, Protocol Six and other stories
Alan Augustson: author of Rust, Protocol Six and other stories