The Shift from Consumer Back to Citizen

I know we´re all pretty addicted to the way things are. We´ve been trained to be that way. It´s how we´ve been harvested to become consumers. But if we believe at all in all the high falutin´ platitudes about doing your best, and being kind, and sharing love that we post on our Facebook walls, then we´ve gotta be more than consumers. We gotta be citizens. And if we can strip back all of the nonsense that´s been written since 1776, and get back to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and then we could just start over, using the resources at our disposal in creative, sustainable ways and fuel that system with the power of love, well, I think we might just get a little closer to what our forefathers saw than the clusterf#@k we got going on now. If only.




Steve McAllister is the author of The Rucksack Letters and How to Survive an Estralarian Mind Meld. He posts regularly at, and sometimes posts atAnything ArtsSarasota Music Scene, and Elephant Journal, and is currently the Director of Operational Development for the Common Wealth Time Bank in Sarasota, Florida. Follow him on TwitterFacebook, and YouTube.


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