Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Global Problems

There are many more wrong answers to the problems we face than there are right answers. One cannot solve a problem without addressing the interconnecting problems making the answer more complex. Because the United States is a leading global super power it is more responsible for the problems we face in the world today. Oil and the military industrial complex is the pinnacle to many of the problems. The United States military spending is over 42% of the total global military spending while consuming 25% of the world’s oil. The United States industrial model will not work for other nations of the world and will one day implode unless drastic changes are made very soon.

Only the United States has the power to make the needed changes for a better future for the people of the world. Dramatic changes in the United States energy and military policies are a good place to start. A fifty percent cut in the amount of oil that the United States consumes and a sixty percent cut in United States military spending would be a step in the right direction if properly implemented. A better balance is needed between the United States consumption of the world natural non renewable recourses (primarily oil) and the world’s people and environment. This would help to reduce global tensions among nations around the world lessening the need for aggressive military actions.

By the United States reducing the need of the world’s oil it will help bring its trade deficit into balance. By the United States reducing its military spending this will help to reduce the United States national debt bringing it into balance. The positive ripple effect of these two changes will put the United States as well as the nations of the world on a new track of substantiality. The American taxpayers cannot afford to be the world’s police and have the needed resources for the humanitarian aid to make it a better world. The military cost to defend fair and balance policies is much more affordable than trying to defend policies that are inhumane and unjust.

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