2011 August 07 Sunday
Modest Proposal For Global Community
I think a country should be founded called Global Community. Everyone who feels like they belong to the Global Community could move there.
Al Gore can fly there on his private jet.
Nah, it wouldn't work. As soon as it ran out of Other People's Money, it would become a failed state.
You want a true conservative in the Senate for a change? Someone who won't rubber stamp Obama's liberal agenda? Check out Andrew "CAS" Castanuela!
Having a few minutes time on my hands I visited Castanuela's web page (here the issues/platform section): http://www.casforsenate.com/platform.html . Looks like a slopeheaded jingo. Limited grasp of written English and apparently not able to recruit a proofreader to address this deficiency. Wants us to build spacecraft that can launch nuclear missiles. Didn't get the memo that there might not be infinite funds for the US military going forward.
OK have some fun at the expense of liberals. But if you believe in anthropogenic global warming, you'd better hope we come up with a global community. Nation states aren't going to solve that problem.
And it would be made up (at least at first) the most conscientious of people intelligent enough to make such a claim. Assuming even average corruptibility for people like that, I think they'd do well for themselves. Until the desperate poor, created largely by the elite who stayed behind, start immigrating.
It's not the political systems that choke a civilization. It's the people we let breed (and the worthy who abstain).
Good idea, but let's make it a FREE country, because so much "security" takes away the beauty of life.
Freedom means exactly not having so much security, certainties, and being able to say: "today I feel like driving without seatbelts on, riding witout a helmet, climbing a tree without a rope, riding on the back of a pick up truck and lighting up some fire crackers on a holyday. Rowing across the lake without a life vest and feeling proud of your president if he's getting blown by his secretary.
A country without so many goddamned instructions on how to open a soda or so many warnings about how dangerous it is to open a tuna can, or how hot the coffee comes out of the heater, or how slippery a wet floor can get, etc, etc, etc,