reply to post by airspoon
What you have to understand is that a lot of people within our borders are people who have a hard time understanding what it means to grow your own
food, weave your own clothing, build your own houses -- heck -- build your own vehicles! All of the basic fundamental types of work are dying out
within our borders because everyone is being pushed to go "get a degree" instead of learn a real trade....
And, no, I don't think that computer technology is a trade that is extremely important... I think we could use tech people, but survival is based
upon the land. We inherit the EARTH!
But the people within our borders aren't capable as of yet to take on all these tasks again...
So even if the District is looking out for our best interests, it would be difficult for them to pull out of all the places around the world because
the #1 reason for being there is to ensure that we have contact with these people in some way, shape, or form so that we semi-force them into
constantly trading with us. Meaning, we provide for them "security" and minor commodities and they send us BOAT LOADS of commodities that we should
just learn to harvest here.
As well, the District has put itself so far in debt because of how much power it has attempted to hold over the entire world that it has spread itself
so thin that it requires other empires like China to provide for us a boat load of commodities on top of giving us "loans" to keep us afloat. And
the main reason China does that is because if we stopped taking commodities from China, we would kill a lot of their market...
So, basically, the District is stuck where it is at. Regardless of what we want or what they want or whatever, whereas the District once assumed the
most power in this world, it has become, as all other powers eventually become, just a landmark in time.
This $1 trillion dollar cut won't happen for these reasons. I do believe Ron Paul is a good guy, but he gives Americans a lot of credit. I mean, I
bet we could all do it... but I think that a bill should be passed to provide Federally funded education centers for learning skills such as mining,
farming, welding, etc. In this way, America becomes much more educated and is able to provide more for itself. As well, Everyone has a chance
because putting people way in debt to learn skills which are INCREDIBLY easy to learn (although not always easy to perform) is just silly in my
We got here because Americans sold themselves to the District (somewhat unknowingly) in exchange for more security and more entertainment and toys.
Now we need to get rid of all of our petty stuffs and get back to the grind and focus more on living peacefully with eachother while vehemently
fighting off all people who threaten our borders.
Of course if this ever happens, the world will demand reparations... and they will see us as weak because we chose this path and then they will taunt
us and they will demand war and they will start it.
And then we will be forced to defend ourselves, bringing us back to square one economically and politically and socially... but atleast we are
defending ourselves instead of pushing others around!
And if we believe in our newly found honest ways enough, we may be able to get forgiveness and win to defend ourselves and show the world how we can
be incredibly imperfect but still resolve to have the accountability with eachother to push legislation intends for us to be better people instead of
greedier and more selfish and more anxious people!
I don't ask for utopia - I just ask that we use our humanity more wisely. Of course there will always be problems... but atleast we held ourselves
accountable so that we didn't have to worry about how the government is going to save a trillion dollars. I mean, really?