If you don’t want to change the world, go away. If you think changing the world would be nice, but it is impossible, think again. We are going to do it. Here are a few things that we are going to change … now.
- Politics — it is time for a third political party. I am not sure how much it will cost to put it together, but $10 million is a fair start. That is not a lot of dough, but step one is to get a small organization in all fifty states.
- Politicians — Sorry, but anybody who has been in Congress more than twelve years MUST GO. In other words, it is time for term limits. Six terms for the House of Representatives, two terms for the Senate. That’s it. We need a Constitutional Amendment, and we need it now. That’s the first plank in the platform of the new party. Let’s say we need another ten million to take care of it.
- Health Care — The United States ranks about thirtieth in the world, or worse, in the health care quality. Our food has become polluted, and our eating habits are poor. So we need to change that. There is a theory that the human body is a biochemical system and if we keep the ph right, it will heal itself. Plan on seeing a program that will do a one year test for two hundred and fifty people to see if that theory is right. Know how to do it. Cost will be under two million.
- U.S. Banking — The people of the United States got ripped off by the bankers. The recession / depression was triggered by a bunch of greedy suits who solid toxic collateralized debt obligations to every pension fund, institutional investor, etc. that they could find. They thought their scam was protected by AIG et al. Guess who paid for the bail out? You did. We’ll start with something called The American Energy Independence or AEI Bond. Instead of putting money in a bank or investment fund, we are going create a fund that will finance solar all across the nation. We’ll just skip the bank part.
- War & The Military Industrial Complex — The last war that made any sense whatsoever was World War II. We had no choice but to get involved. At the start of it, we were over-matched. The Japanese had attacked, it is true, but the German Blitzkrieg was an awesome force and it took years for us to develop the war machine to beat it. Problem is, we never really ‘deconstructed’ the war machine … so we had to keep using it. Dwight David Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States. Before that, he was the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces. In case you don’t know much about history, the Allied Forces were the ones that beat Hitler and the Japanese (let’s not get into Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ok?). The bottom line is that, in 1961, when Ike was leaving the White House, he warned, “beware the Military Industrial Complex (MIC).” Of course, we didn’t. Fifty plus years later, they are raking in trillions of dollars of your money to wage stupid unwinnable wars in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. Stupid, stupid, STUPID. So, we are going to have to make peace more profitable than war.
You heard it here first.
- A third political party.
- Term limits for Congress.
- Improved Health Care.
- An alternative source of funds.
- Develop an alternative to war.
That last one deserves a little explanation. It used to be that, when the economy got crappy, the powers that be would say, “What we need is a good war.” Enough of that!
More to come.