Me, here's what I would do, given an eight year tenure, amid long term but paced economic growth amid rising tides of globalization and technological
advance, both at home and abroad..
..I would work diligently to continue to develop and significantly strengthen, a "loosely held" multilateral framework of close co-operation, amid
increased trading activity - with a focus on actively developing 3rd world infrastructure and economic viability, as a new wave of economic
transformation to help generate a vast new domain of globalization (and oppotunity) "framed" by the philosophy of an enlightened mutual best
interest all around.
The USA, in this context, is STILL the economic engine driving the global economy, with Asia and Europe, a triangle of potential, that the US would be
well served to square at the global table, even if only on the basis that a strong and vibrant US economy is good for the gloal economy as a whole ie:
"what's in our interest is also in yours".
Setting that cornerstone (of an enlightened mutual best interest) in place would be my number one international priority, in the process of which,
hopefully, all the wealth removed during the Great Recession and stored away (if never completely vanishes, everyon knows that, just moves around)
could be poured back in, to the very cause of facilitating future US growth, through newfound Institutions like a new US Infrastructure Bank (a Public
Private Partnership or P3 Organization). Investment, not in the Billions, but in the Trillions of dollars could then be funneled back into US growth
and future prosperity (securing the future) and directed towards all manner of Civil and High Tech Infrastructure, from mega-terrabit fibre optic
capble to every school and home in the country, to a high speed inter-urban railway system (and light rapid transit into the city core) through
established commutor and community development
corridors (more on that when I turn to the domestic agenda) - all the way to the very re-tooling
of civilization, towards a sustainable
, green energy future, includin new (old?) free energy technologies (which can still be metered in
Having establihed a mutually prosperous global environment for realizing shared, mutually-self-motivated objectives, aims and goals - we would then
turn, wholeheartedly, to establishing a calmer, more settled or "stilled" world, by placing the entire weight and force of every ounce of estalished
multilateral and diplomatic "soft power" on the object of a global PEACE (the apex of any pyramid of human experience) of the lasting variety (for
the foreseeable future), and in so doing create the very platform and springboard by which to globally enter, with courage, hope and eternal optimism,
the early decades and thus the whole breadth of the 21st Century, amid the birth of the technological age and globalization, post Great Recession.
And it (the policy) would have as it's final aim or its "pointing finger", the banner of human progress
, like an unseen global flag
waving over the whole earth and blown by the winds of freedom right across the globe.
Nothing else, nothing less is worth doing here at the "end of history" (as we know it), but go ahead and create a new and better one with which to
replace the old and the outmoded, the outworn, that's fur sure (yawn), by approaching the futre with new ways of being, thinking, and creating or
doing. And only in peace can the space of a new history, as a new possibility, be created, in service to human progress at all levels, both
individually and collectively.
Anything and any one at odds with peace only make of themselves enemies of both man and God. This would have to become ever more clear to everyone,
that we cannot work against our own innate hunger and thirst for peace, and that in harming or allowing harm to come to others, we only hurt
more on that later.. still formulating, but it's good so stay tuned..
So tell us, what would YOU do?
[Aside: Barry? Are you listening?