Richard Downey lives in the real world:
No man is an island. We’re not hobbits in the shire. From our earliest days we’ve depended on others outside our valley to produce goods that suit our needs and desires. Somebody outside of Otsego County made the Prius that was parked in front of me yesterday. Nobody walked to the DEC hearings. Few of us make their own clothes. We buy them at Walmart. Sure, we should eat only local foods but … oh, those oranges!