The following are ten critical issues that Americans must somehow face in our
future as a civilized society. They are not in any order of importance or
criticality because they are equally important.
The "Palestinian Problem" Is Part Our Doing.
The reason why Americans can not simply walk away and ignore this problem
is because we have helped create and perpetuate it. Even if we were were not the original reason for the problems in the
Middle East, Americans have been paying for the Israeli ability to avoid a negotiation
of real peace. For some reason America does not govern itself very
well when it comes to delivering weapons of mass destruction to
"friendly" foreign governments. Then we condemn others for
doing the same. The fact is that we have allowed other countries and
their religious affiliations undue influence on the objective criteria of
our foreign aid and military funding. The mass murder of innocent people is morally
significant whether it is at one moment or over a fifty year period. We
have assumed their responsibility through our continued uncensored
contribution. Any rational pragmatist
must say that there is a cost to both war and peace. In the case of
the Middle East, peace will always cost Israel and Palestine more than their
idealists will be currently willing to pay. But making that kind of investment is
exactly the point of the price. The price of freedom is always
represented through the imperfection of a shared expense.
The Ecology Of Our Planet Is Past Critical And We Must Do Something
About It Very Soon.
Because civilizations are not united, there may soon come to be a
time when human beings may not be able to sustain itself. We may not be able
to find food or take a breath. The biodiversity of our planet and our food
chain is being threatened by extinctions and exploitation. Some of the most important and far reaching
issues related to ecology and our future is not being openly discussed by
our leaders and the general public. Neglected examples are easy to
find. Our oceans have been emptied of 90% of large fish because we
simply do not organize to protect them. Man has and will continue to change
Earth's weather regardless of what we choose to do today so that what we
must choose to do must be deliberate and include our impact on the climate.
Current genetic engineering is a pollutant that endangers natural diversity
in ways that we can not calculate. Nanotechnology can and will become a
particularly dangerous pollutant for life on this planet unless we choose to
manage it now. Atomic energy must be looked at with a neutral mindset
as a potentially ecological valid means of producing energy. The
welfare of wildlife and habitat on our planet belongs to everyone on the
planet, and not just to those who live in the country in which they exist.
Mankind must now consider building the means to manufacture and replace the natural atmospheric
ozone that we destroy.
The Technology of Mankind Can Not Sustain The Population Growth of the
Americans are increasingly supporting a booming poor, ignorant and desperate
population though technology and we will eventually fail unless we find
solutions. The relationship between reproductive and recreational sex
must somehow be ethically managed. Uncontrollable reproduction is the
fundamental cause of poverty and ignorance. The social implementation
of the control of population growth must be embedded as a foundation and not
a fad within the ideals of all classes of people within our
society. The growth of the ignorant is a huge economic expenses that
are not be calculated within projected budgets. There is something
fundamentally wrong with our system if it can not recognize that this gap
exists and is growing in spite of technology.
When Organized Religions Take On The Roles and Responsibilities Of Governments They Become
Hot Beds Of Corruption.
Organizations of honest good men and women can become corrupt so that Governments
must be organized to limit and manage that corruption. Moral and
pragmatic religious people must come to terms with the fact that the utopia of
heaven can not exist on Earth regardless of the divinity of the
concept. The ideals through which man must govern man on earth can therefore
choose are not be the same as those that God in heaven might choose. There will always be those
who would unilaterally decide to speak for God in order to control those who would
believe in God. Because of this, the separation of church and state is a fundamental
requirement of all sustainable democracies. America must teach the
reasons why our neutrality with respect to religion exists is as the
fundamental framework of our
Constitution of Government. This means that American
foreign polices toward active roles of religion within democratic Governments
Corporations Must Ultimately Be Regulated By Their Employees
All corporate employees, and not just their management must be held
responsible and accountable for the actions of their companies. When a
large company becomes corrupt, it is not just the top management that is
corrupt. Those who took orders from the managers also should be held
accountable. This responsible accountability not only helps employees help
corporations stay on the right moral path, it gives working people a degree
of dignity and control over their lives.
Our Growth Within the United States and On This Planet Must Be Managed
Distance is proportional to the rate at which mankind is able to access space.
This concept is true with respect to both linear and temporal measurements.
Our problems as human beings are not just based on the mere fact that our population is
growing too fast, it is based on the way that we are growing. Earth is
a closed and finite social and ecological system. The
problems that we will face tomorrow will be a result of the way that we
choose to grow into tomorrow's problems today. We may not always
be able to choose our problems related to future growth but with organized
planning we can choose the agenda and order in which the critical issues
arise. It is the order of our agenda and not just the problems
themselves that will make the difference in our planetary success or
America Is Constantly and Increasingly At Risk Of A Violent Revolution
Yes it can happen in America. The United States is not a stable homogeneous society.
It is an enormous social experiment in freedom that must be protected and nurtured.
Moreover, it has
always consisted of extreme perspectives and the risks have always existed. Sections of our nation have isolated themselves
over time into societal
and cultural communities. Large numbers of the population of our country
are continuing to become disenfranchised and their situations and this will become more
acute until it reaches a crisis. An amalgamation of information and
weapons technologies has made it possible
for small groups of individuals to dominate the perceptions and actions of
larger ones. The technologies in question exist at the extreme ends of
the technological spectrum. When certain populations of cultures understand this,
some will rebel
over their perceived differences. Massive centralized organizations like
that of Homeland Security can exacerbate the problem and quicken the rate at which
people become disgruntled. This is why checks and balances through
cooperative balance of independent objectives was built into our Federal
Government in the first place. Our leaders have lost sight of this.
America Has Become A Colonial Dictatorship
Regardless of our intentions, the fact is that our United States military
men and women have invaded and are occupying the soil of many sovereign foreign countries with no
exit strategies. It is fundamental to war that it is far easier to invade a country and defeat their
military than it is to administer it's alien society and hostile
people. The fact that a "democracy" like the United States can
and did vote an
administration into power that would unilaterally and intentionally choose to violate international law and policies
means to many foreign citizens that American democracy itself has failed to maintain a civilized
society. We may therefore conclude that such a Colonial Dictatorship by our country will become a
further justification of authoritarian regimes elsewhere. This
demonstrates that our unilateral actions
today become the seeds of tomorrow's failures.
The Integrity of the Economy of the United States Is Failing Because of
Poor U.S. Leadership
Our economy is not just about money.
The American Economy is about the feeling of security and trust. This means
that we must be able to act in our own interests. But the ability of the
United States to act on those things that we all see as important also depends on
the strength of our economy. This is what has distinguished the United States from
other countries. Politicians may not be economists, but it takes little
knowledge of economics to understand that we can not sustain the national deficits
we have been seeing since 911. We have been led into an economic
kill zone where we have been robbing the economic
security of our nation to pay for foolish and wasted security efforts within other areas.
The greatest threat to the United States today has become the organizational
politicians and their bureaucrat cronies who are put in charge of
unaccountable national security programs at the expense of our Federal
A Nebulous Conflict Based On A General Concept Is A False War.
The process of waging war is accomplished and proven through fundamental physical
actions, not by intangible concepts. Any war based wholly on
a concept is nothing but a side effect of psychological and political ploys. The test
of strategic sanity is simple. When leaders are unable
to accurately and specifically define America's enemies, then we either have no enemies
or have the wrong
The execution of a strategic plan for war need not be the complex
and convoluted subject that it is being made out
to be. The ideas and events of our opponents are
not our enemies, regardless of how much we may dislike them and though they
may be used by our enemies. They are but the chosen tools that are used in war. However, the only way that a
tangible combat directed war may be effectively and
is upon a known, physical and tangible enemy to which we may commit
immediate concentrated force. Everything else is psychological
operations (PsyOps) perpetrated on the population, which need not involve endangering our troops. By definition, modern
soldiers are trained and organized to kill and destroy, not to police or
To put American soldiers into
harms way for less than carefully defined realistic physical goals that use
ethical force within a
defined exit strategy is at a minimum unacceptably foolish. In the long run,
such actions are potentially treasonous to the fundamental concepts of our
Constitution. It should be obvious by now to every American that
we are in an expensive military quagmire. Our military Generals are
making up off the wall strategies, excuses and explanations to fit the
personal agenda of the politicians in command. They are correct in
their assessment that is not Vietnam. Unlike the Vietnam era, this time
America is embedded in a number of simultaneous conflicts without a concrete
strategic military plan.