So, I mentioned in a FB post 4 years ago we had an opportunity to increase love, peace, liberty and prosperity.

Sadly we got less of each of them. We have more anger/hatred, more wars domestic and abroad, less individual freedom and less financial freedom in 2016 than we had in 2012.

How do we fix it? Well, clearly not with a politician. Especially an establishment politician. Doesn’t matter who we “elect” today.

The changes must come from within us, then spread through our communities and up to the top.

We have to start loving more. Public displays of affection should be encouraged. We need to see more love in our every day lives. We need more hugs. More kisses. More “I love you.” More loving ourselves. More believing in ourselves and others.

We need peace. Less police intervention, especially of the violent variety. Less locking people up. More getting treated. Less war on x (meaning whatever we’re currently waging war on). More encouraging y (meaning positive things we’d rather have people do).

We need more liberty. Less telling other people how to live. More living as you please without hindering other’s abilities to live their lives. More doing what you want with your body as long as it doesn’t infract someone else’s decisions on their body (consent).

We need more prosperity. People are getting destroyed by the economy and lack of jobs. We need a UBI to provide basic necessities for all people. It makes sense. We need to give everyone a fair start (not an equal outcome). We have plenty of wealth, but it’s increasingly concentrated at the top 1%. We need to increase everyone’s baseline. It’ll be better for the rich too – a safer, more friendly world when everyone’s basic needs are met.

If we come together and work together to improve our standing, we can be quite successful. We don’t need the government telling us what to do or how to do it. We know. And we can achieve greatness. Together.

But we have to lay down our weapons (metaphorical and literal). We have to come together for peace and love and prosperity. We can do this. Our destiny awaits. It’s time for us to move.