I’ve always said that the United States is the greatest nation ever created in human history, and I’ve loved my country my entire adult life, unlike some of the socialist elite who fancy themselves as king-pins or queen-pins in the leadership hierarchy. Not long ago, I was having a conversation with an internet acquaintance, and we both decided that as great as this country is, we need a little more responsibility, not only from leadership, but also from the voting public. Let’s talk.
My acquaintance had noted that perhaps it isn’t just a people problem, maybe it is a systems problem. People are people, they will always be people with innate human characteristics. So, could it be a systems issue? Sure, in many regards it is a systems issue, isn’t it – the system is broken, how many times have you heard that statement – it’s true isn’t it? Haven’t we all at one time or another come to that same conclusion?
Now then, how do we go about fixing it? Well, first if we fail to take into consideration the innate characteristics of the species, then pretty much any system created they will break. Congress is a good example. Academia is broken (building a bubble), Health Care is broken (runaway costs), Wall Street is broken (high-frequency trading), Energy is broken (no realistic plan being executed), Military is broken (so PC it isn’t staying mission ready) and the only reason all of it goes on is that enough people believe in it to make it work, but it isn’t working very well. We are lying to ourselves.
Don’t get me wrong the United States is the BEST place to be, but we need not be the best “lie going” we are better than that, we’ve essentially lost our way. I think educational brain washing has been a good part of it, working so hard to get everyone to submit to (false) authority – that we’ve allowed that authority to go unchecked and now we’ve basically given it all to cronyism – “for the lawyers and by the lawyers” syndrome (Ivy League lawyers).
In many regards our country has been hijacked, and since no one seems to care and they just vote for free stuff. I think I’ll just do my own thing, unless I am really needed for something important some day – in that case I’ll be ready, if not, that’s fine too. Please consider all this, on a philosophical level, we aren’t pointing fingers here, not at anyone else but ourselves. Think on it.
Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Innovation in America. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank; http://www.worldthinktank.net