The thesis of this blog is this.
Nation states should be more accurately called geographic states.
The state, although important, should not be the focus of our lives.
I live in a nice city, but I don't fret or get all misty eyed about it.
It provides electricity and water and sewer most of the time.
I live in a decent enough county which I am pleased to pay taxes to,
so they can build roads and bridges and jails.
I live in a school district that takes a piece of those taxes
and operates schools that hopefully educate.
And they seem to operate in a more or less satisfactory way.
I also live within a hospital district and a transportation authority.
The hopital is well run and the buses are clean.
I live in a state that has a mascot and a pretty state flower
and some football teams.
It has a legislature that is run by the lobby,
and lots of prisons and a governor with good hair.
It has some universities too.
And I live in a geographic nation state,
that has super super highways
and a military budget bigger than the next 20.
And I hope it will protect us and keep us free.
With that protection and that freedom,
I choose to identify with my spaceship.
For I am a Citizen of the Earth.
We don't have a flag.
We don't even have a capitol.
We are not taxed.
And we don't have an army,
or a King,
or a mascot,
or even an earth flower.
Maybe we are the flower.
I choose to be a Citizen of the Earth.
And I want a family.
This is the basis.