It's funny that Trump is being criticized for not being a very successful capitalist
. But it's wholly depressing what the US has become. I am so glad I decided not to remain in that country like my poor brother. My gladness is only exceeded by my embarrassment about living where I do. But when I begin to think along these lines, I remember how difficult it is to like any nation state at all. They are all hideous, corrupt and rotten to the core. Small communities (of one kind or another) are something that I can relate to. None are perfect, and they do not scale. The greater their size, the more corrupt. Size seems to magnify the defects of any conglomeration of humans. Nations take the taxes gleaned from their hard working citizens and squander these on munitions, colonialist projects, or simply to support the extravagant lifestyles of useless elites.
I've never had the right to vote in any of the countries where I've lived and, as an alien, I'm not much of an activist. I believe in creating alternatives more than in protest. I think it's better to live in the way that we would like the larger society to be. It's not much, but it's something.