When I listen to various “subject matter experts” discuss future Geo-political economic health, much of our problems as Americans and the problems throughout the world still comes down to the sad issue of Europe/European-Americans still want it all.
Nationalism throughout Chinese Diaspora (Southeast Asia included) and Japan fit neatly into the problem. It really looks like much of the problem would be solved if the greedy people at the top changed their racist, classist core believes and tactics, and actually set more people free to generate more business and wealth.
This may not happen until the United States begins to feel the stress it has been sheltered from. At that point:
“If everything is bad… the least bad will start to look really attractive.”
This means ideal goals NOW should be:
1.) For America to start truly giving good education to all of it’s citizens
2.) The U.S. propaganda machine needs to begin pulling people together instead of apart
3.) If money will go where toward resilience and away from emerging fragility, then it behooves us… the average Joe’s and Jane’s… to become more resilient by cutting overhead, bonding together in small groups (co-ops and intentional communities) that are designed to share wealth, create economic and mental stability.
4.) Perhaps more average and poor Americans need to begin thinking “globally” (in terms of who to do business with) and acting FAR MORE locally?