To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is unpatriotic. American nationalism isn’t the same as in other countries. It isn’t nativist or imperial or xenophobic, or it shouldn’t be. Those attachments belong with other tired dogmas that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.
– John McCain, “The Restless Wave”
When you don’t want to buy what will they sell you?
So I’ve been on a bit of a crusade the last few weeks: to have zero interests.
No interests. No hobbies. Nothing. Why you ask?
If I only think you like me do you really like me?