Largely speaking, California does not agree with the rest of the country. If the heavy environmental policies, legalized weed, and pro-immigrant policies didn’t clue you in, maybe the study that found that California is the second least patriotic state in the country might. As Californians’ ideals pull further away from the mean, fewer and fewer Californians actually identify as American, unable to see themselves reflected in the US’s behavior. …


Largely speaking, California does not agree with the rest of the country. If the heavy environmental policies, legalized weed, and pro-immigrant policies didn’t clue you in, maybe the study that found that California is the second least patriotic state in the country might. As Californians’ ideals pull further away from the mean, fewer and fewer Californians actually identify as American, unable to see themselves reflected in the US’s behavior. …


If I had to pick between these two, I would say I identify nationally more than globally. I do think globally, though — one of my own personal ethics tests whenever I’m faced with a moral grey area is to think “if everyone in the world did x, would that be good?” However, I think that thinking nationally leads to more actionable good.

Here’s what I mean. I think that when we’re talking about how we identify, nationally or globally, we’re looking at ways to escape that greedy narcissism that makes up a lot of modern consumer culture: gratify your…


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