Dreaming New Years's Resolutions


In my dreams I wake up tomorrow, to find that three years have passed and the world is changing for the better. Halfway through their first term, the Nader/Kucinich administration has already seen many milestones, among them:

All American troops have been withdrawn from Iraq
The Defense Department has been replaced by a Department of Peace
A single payer system provides everyone with health care
College education is free for every citizen
A minimum 40 mpg has been set for all new passenger cars
The passenger rail system is being rebuilt

Other signs of progress:
The human population is down to five billion and is steadily dropping
Only 5 million children (down from nearly 10 million in 2006) died last year from preventable causes, due to a steadily increasing adoption rate
Air travel has decreased by 30%
There is a huge resurgence in Victory Gardens or Community Gardens
The average food item travels only 800 miles, down from 1500
Worldwide meat production dropped another 5% last year
25% of all new homes have built in composting toilets, water catchments, grey water recycling, solar panels, passive solar and wind power
Traditional Main Street towns are making a come back
Big Box Stores are showing a 20% decline in sales
Farmers Markets are on the increase
Locally owned businesses are booming
And so on…

Ahhhhh – one can dream, can’t they?

By Camille Armantrout

Camille lives with her soul mate Bob in the back woods of central North Carolina where she hikes, gardens, cooks, and writes.

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