Suspend disbelief. Just do it and be quiet a minute. Indulge me if you will.
It has been a long hard slog, oftentimes feeling like we were sure to lose. We have been betrayed, lied to and despised for our beliefs and simple patriotism.
We have seen our memories of the land and country becoming faded and with it our dreams
We may still lose, but then again , right now, from my cynical perspective we are in better shape than I ever hoped to see again in what’s left of my lifetime.
Assume we move forward with our unconventional and unexpected leader from the private sector continuing to just keep getting stuff done.
Think about what kind of world can emerge from this near miss with Progressive Death.
Assume we can defang NK, Kim becomes the King of Korea with appropriate living allowance and the South gets to run the place and reunite the country with ‘guidance” from the Chinese to not become a threat.
Assume the economy rebuilds and the US becomes the energy, breadbasket and manufacturer it can be , with market access barriers re-arranged to improve things a bit.
Assume immigration gets controlled to a merit based approach, where the entrepreneurs of the world flock in.
Assume Iran gets checkmated by Sunni, Israeli and US moves worldwide, with NK nuclear aid shut off. The populace there decides they have had enough.
In such a world what are the dreams of children? What do they want to become?
Builders? Entrepreneurs? Inventors? Tinker? Tailor? Soldier? Sailor?
Do kids wish to become Fathers and Mothers again?
A complete retooling of skill building and learning needs to take place to take the energy unleashed from a reborn America and give it direction. We have the technology and the skills to make videogames that entertain, that can span the universe of all history in infinitesimal time and can allow kids to take in information in a completely customized manner for each individual.
The amount of waste of money and human capital in our current methods is a disgrace. We have been boring generations to tears to sustain a state monopoly.
America walked away from Space and now Americans are returning. Private sector profit is a far more powerful force than political gamesmanship. Working out how we will move to this frontier will set the stage for centuries.
Resolving the Urban-Suburban-Rural political divides will test our system. Family formation by Millennials will foster an urban exodus fueled by telecommuting. It will put our traditional politics into a blender for decades. Urban cores will rot as the rebuild cost will be prohibitive compared to making them museums of failure. In the days of total communication connectedness, there is no need for density of people.
What is scarce and expensive today that will be cheap and common tomorrow? What trends exist today that cannot continue?
So, what should the Populist-Liberty loving -Wealth is good Party do in the second term?
Or is getting a private sector doer an aberration and we will all go back to ex governors, legal talkers , policy donks and well bred docile elites for our leadership?
Tell us your dreams of what is next .
And this is vaguely related , but can set the mood for musing:
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