All of the things which we would look to community for, are predominately provided by government agencies.
- Governments “take care of the poor” so we don’t feel the responsibility to take care of ourselves.
- Governments “protect us” so we don’t responsible for our own protection.
- Governments give us “work” so we don’t need to be productive.
- Governments teach us so that we don’t have to learn.
The divisiveness of winner-take-all politics relies on class warfare, pitting individual members of society against one another, communities against communities, interests against interests. And despite evidence to the contrary (it’s also widely known that Americans are among the most charitable in the world), they have convinced you that your neighbor is your enemy. So is it any wonder why this process destroys and divides rather than strengthens and unites?
We absolutely need more “community,” but this we are going to have to build on our own. Stop looking for government to solve your problems. If you look hard enough, you’ll probably find they’re responsible for them in the first place.