posted on Sep, 13 2006 @ 10:08 PM
In todays world the United States finds itself being hated by a lot of people. Which is wierd considering that about 60 years ago it was the greatest
country on the planet. Loved by all even. Today it's a whole different story and this is the cause of why the US is failing. It is stuffing its nose
into the business of others. People say they want them out but they stay there "in the name of freedom and democracy."
My simple plan to get the United States out of the crosshairs is to listen to the people. Just leave the world. Screw globalization, all its doing is
getting the US negative attention. The world wants the United States out of the mix so we should. Now I'm not saying become completely isolationist.
Have some imports and exports, but stop all of the outsourcing and dependency on other nations. What if the US took all troops out of every country
and brought them ALL back home. This would leave the world with what they wanted, and americans with what they want. The world wouldn't have to be
"bossed around." We would keep to ourselves. this is technically what the world wants right? They want the US out of their business.
Becoming militarily, and partially economically isolationist would be a blessing to the US. We could use the extra military to beef up security at the
border, securing it, and stopping illegal immigration. Then the stop of outsourcing would give jobs to people. Jobs that were gone before could be
given out and the rate of poor would go down in the country. People wouldnt be screwed over. The extra money generated could be used on the healthcare
system, or given to education. Some of you may say oh well truttseeker, you dont understand the world situation. We need China for our imports and
exports so we can fun walmart. Thats not true, its just convenient. Its convenient for Wal mart to give jobs to 10 year old chinese children in
sweatshops, but if they thought about it the extra wages made would pay for itself. More money would be pumped into the economy and that would get
people to go buy more stuff from walmart. We have the industrial complex to do so. We have factories, and plants, and warehouses just sitting there
from where businesses used to be. For the other people that wouldnt have jobs created by this atmosphere, we could instate new pulic works services
ala new deal. That would give people a platform which to start on, instead of the government handing them a check every month and saying here survive
One of the problems is that people do that. They feed off the system, however some are marred by having to live in the ghetto. Theres no work for
them there, its all going to other countries. If you say youre from the ghetto that basically gives you a chip on your shoulder to begin with. People
think oh youre black and poor you must be lazy, and thats the problem with the United States, companies are screwing over the public so they can make
more money. If the policies of isolationism came in though there would be better jobs and everything would be better.
Please dont flame me for my ideas. its just something I've been thinking about. Its not foolproof, im only 17 so I dont really think too much. But I
think it would be a good idea, at least for a few years to get the US back on our feet and become that great country that everyone wants to be a part