The description of Solutions Sample Chapters
Solutions is the culmination of articles and observations that I have written and/or made over the past 10 to 15 years. The aforementioned-articles and observations pertain mainly to American culture, economy, civility (or lack thereof), equity and equality, but did at times extend to the World, when applicable. The catalysts for my observations came about when hearing about some theoretical world, as described by current and former political, social, economic leaders and more. The catalysts for the articles I have pinned, while stemming from the same sources referenced in the previous sentence were the seemingly apparent contradiction(s) that exist between any given leader’s words and what was observable in the real world: In 2018, claims like “The economy is doing great. . .” sound quite empty when fifty percent of the American workforce makes 30 thousand dollars or less per year. America’s first black president receiving the Nobel Peace prize before taking America from two wars (one illegal, immoral and unjustifiable) to seven wars . . . and the Nobel committee not rescinding their award. Though I have historically felt a certain bias towards one end of the political, social and economic spectrum, I believe that my current beliefs are relevant to a majority of Americans. And, while absolute proof of the allegations I set forth in this book may be improbable or even impossible to provide, I submit that a simple comparison of the words coming out of one’s current and favorite leader with the world in which one lives will reveal a stark divergence. Whether that most-favored leader is local, regional or national, skepticism of their promises, claims or assertions can only further a quest for the truth. Scrutinization of campaign promises, policies and voting records will only lead to better leadership that is more representative than the current offering. So, while reading Solutions, consider the following: Are the historical outcomes of either the words our past leaders have spoken or the actions they’ve taken been fruitful? Whether intentionally or not, have those words born out what they implicitly or explicitly promised? Have the actions resulted in the stated outcomes? Have the undeclared wars we’ve fought brought more security (physical, economic, spiritual) to America? In a word. . . No! We still have mass shootings every few months. More people fall into homelessness and poverty daily in America. We can’t even provide clean drinking water to large numbers of our society. In one regard, these wars more closely resemble theft than they resemble a means to a more secure America: Someone or some minority of someones is getting rich from the tax dollars we pay to create weapons of mass destruction that are used to bomb foreign lands or sold to countries like Saudi Arabia. I personally have not been enriched by those fat defense contractor dollars . . . Have you? I have however paid taxes into the 700 billion-dollar defense budget. As for our physical security, while I believe there is no way to definitively answer this question, I submit that any proponents of war would be hard-pressed to provide even a weak “Yes” given that our wars have done little to nothing to secure those nations we have attacked. Whether started based on the accusation of weapons of mass destruction, humanitarian reasons, threats from other nations, has American’s adventurism helped the people of other nations? Forget nations (as in plural). Have we helped the people of a single nation? All I see are the mounting numbers of refugees scattered around the world due to American intervention Iraq, Lybia, Syria, and Yemen.