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The Globalization Snafu

Here in the South they have a few things that are actually sensible. The one phrase that comes to mind right now is: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. I think that most folks will agree that globalization requires massive change. But “change” should be a good thing; it shouldn’t cause massive problems for anyone. A little inconvenience here and there – for the greater good – no problem, it’s inevitable. The “G” word should have only four letters. It is crippling this country’s economy; it is ruining the people by taking away any pride or integrity they may possess; it is (possibly) going to make the U.S. a third world country. It would be better if we retained our hard earned way of life and then encouraged the other countries to better themselves – if they desired to do so. But we meddle; we stick our nose in the business of other citizens of the world and we try to make them live like us. How much better we would be to MIND OUR OWN BUSINESS! Instead, in our massive stupidity, we try to take over the whole world. We are very wrong to do this. Not only do we ruin our own people’s integrity, but also we destroy whatever pride there exists in the people in the other countries. Why, for example, when our ubiquitous “aid” goes to some areas in Africa, the local people steal all the supplies and then kill the workers who have decided that they will come in to show the local people how to live? Answer: This may happen because we are stealing the local people’s pride in themselves – this may be all that they have – and they will fight to keep it. Who decided that we are the “gods of the Earth”? Change for change sake is Donkey dust.

What of our own people? We don’t produce anything anymore; we are fat and lazy; we eat food and make filth. We don’t have an education system (don’t get me started), we have a brain wash system. Our young people have almost no clue how to work, or even that they should work. We have taken away meaningful living in this country. How many of us can rightly say that we have done a good day’s work (that is, work that really adds to the life of the community) on a daily basis? What happened to the worker who used to stand behind a cash register at a store? She used to know how to count, make change, converse with the customer in a friendly way, and send the customer off with the feeling that they were glad that they shopped at that store. Now the cashiers are robots, they are machine tenders. The machine does all the figuring while the automaton just pushes the start button. These people can’t even make change, the machine has to tell them what coins to give to the customer. Conversation? Not all cashiers can speak the language of the people, and of the ones who can, not all of them can hold a conversation or maintain a proper attitude. And this isn’t necessarily the fault of the cashier. They aren’t required to learn the language, or to count, or to be pleasant. They have been relegated to the job of “machine tender”. They are less intelligent than the simplest of machines. Can we imagine what is going on inside these people; how they must feel? Where is the pride in a job well done? Can these folks go home at the end of the workday with a sense of accomplishment? I won’t go into the deeper psycho/emotional issues here, but it’s much worse than most people know – or will admit. You see, one of the outward manifestations of what was just described is the feeling of fear, fear of being seen as one of this society’s failures. Most just deny that they feel anything; they stick their heads in the sand and try to convince everyone else that they’re “fine”. More Donkey dust.

War, anyone? Many years ago there was a folk singer by the name of Phil Ochs. He hated war as most people do, and he wrote many anti-war and other protest songs. One of the lines from one of his songs: “its always the old who lead us to the war, always the young who fall ……..tell me is it worth it all?” The man was a genius. He also wrote “Draft Dodger Rag”, a very good song about all the ways people try to get out of military service. Anyway, does it make any sense that we are so quick to go to war? I say, no. When you stop to think about it, you will see that the population of one country is not necessarily angry with the population of the other country. For example, how many Iraqi’s do you personally loath? Come on now, give me names. Right, I didn’t think you could. And, how many of the average Iraqi population hate you, or me? Right. Yet we have a big army over there and people on both sides are dying. Show me the reason. What if our army came home, no one gets killed on either side, isn’t this better? Duh. Okay, I’ve a better understanding of these things than most of you because I’ve been to war, Vietnam, and I lived among the average people for over a year. We got to know each other. Nobody hated anybody. All of us came to wonder why we were there. The official reason? We had to stop communism from spreading to the South. Gee, if the Communists get into South Vietnam, then the whole world is doomed, our way of life is gone. Donkey dust. Most of you know the story, we pulled out of Vietnam, North and South became one country (Hey, didn’t we Americans do that in the 1860’s?) and years later, through no interference by us, Communism failed as the overwhelming monster that we thought it was. Yup, lied to again by our leaders. Now that enough time has passed, documents from that era are surfacing with regularity. Do some reading, extrapolate the information to today’s military operations, and you will see some alarming similarities. Government Donkey dust, again. So says Sam Post.

Published Jul 28 2008, 07:47 PM by Sam Post
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