Tuesday, August 16, 2011
THE DECLINE AND REBIRTH OF AMERICA
To get the parameters straight for this discussion, doomsday, as indicated yesterday, is not the end of the world. It will mostly be a century or so long economic depression, unless successfully remediated by quick action now. Otherwise, the decline could well be forever.
Let me today focus more on the nation at large, for we are, indeed, a basket case. Here is a particularly jolting article by Gus Speth in:
His talking points:
You can gain details by reading his "American Prospect". Feel free to comment at the end of his article, or below. I cannot counter his points because I have cited these same statistics in my three books. Yet, in agreement, I feel optimistic about the future of our country, relative to the world. I believe, he too, feels the same, for, if you did not click on this presentation, he did end with:
Amid ongoing decline, Americans must now summon the hope and courage to dream up something new and better and to fight for it. It has been said that the genius of America is to turn crisis into opportunity. Let us now dream a new America, the country we want for our grandchildren.
We seem to have the same purpose. Giving up is not an option, but we just got to do something about it. Now!