America – the mentally impoverished land… Resulting in a directly increasingly impoverished land, with little social support for the people. It is unbelievable to me that due to lack of funding there were only three people working at the tax office when I went (and only for a couple of hours in the morning) while a long line of people waited outside. The long lines at the DMV. The lack of funding for libraries and teacher’s salaries at schools. The lack of convenient public transportation. Yet, without limitations corporate heads get huge salaries, insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies make unbelievable amounts of money off of an increasingly taxed people, and the list goes on.
It is amazing to me how Americans still haven’t figured out they are being duped, and instead support conspiracy theories in their fear. It is time that Agenda 21 was taken out of the damn closet.
America, get your act together and look around at the other successful countries in the world, or you are going to be left in the dust because you didn’t take care of yourself. Just like someone who doesn’t take a shower or brush their teeth, buy new underwear when needed, and eat properly, America is not doing the basics to maintain what is necessary for a healthy economy. Instead, like an internet gamer waking up, eating junk food and spending hours watching TV and playing video games rather than working towards getting a job, the efforts are badly placed and will ultimately result in a negative balance for the country.
Living in Japan, I have seen some things that make me really reconsider moving back. There is funding support for government entities. Not that they are wallowing in it; the buildings are old but clean. That being said, there are always people to help you at the Japanese DMV, the city hall, and all other branches I have visited. Almost never a long line, and if so people really complain indignantly. There is funding for teachers, not only administrators, and for libraries to buy books. There is a cap on salaries, so most who would make $700k+ in the States don’t make more than $150k to $200k, and all jobs are respected because it is a job and someone is working hard every day. The government has a working health insurance system, and the payment is based on how much money one makes, so no one is left without health insurance and can afford their medicine. The list goes on. In Europe, my friend just posted that he saw 11 different political parties in Denmark discussing how to deal with their problems, not just two parties pretending to deal with problems while making an easy road for their friends in the back room. Denmark, by the way, is 2nd in the Happiness Index.
In the US, people of course want to live in beautiful places where there are good schools and infrastructure. But sadly, I don’t see it on a whole, and it is not the government’s fault; it is the people themselves who do not see how their decisions are creating problems. Here are my recommendations.
Encourage bike lanes. It isn’t bad to have bicycles, and it is dangerous for people riding them. Encourage public transportation. Encourage putting money into your DMV and your schools, so that you don’t waste time in line, and your children grow up healthy in body and mind.
It’s time for America to grow into America The Beautiful from America on crutches.
Please read this Wikipedia article on Agenda 21 and find out where America stands, and why you should care