Pacific America: West Coast, Best Coast, Forever

I no longer consider myself American. That term no longer holds any meaning for me, even as a veteran from a family of veterans.

The United States of America I was raised to believe in and fight for has turned out to be a magnificent lie.

The American nation is pure myth — it just doesn’t exist. Twenty years of failed War on Terror that took a million lives, 690,000 and counting lost to an entry-level pandemic, drug wars designed to imprison and disenfranchise Black and Latino communities, endless mountains of student