Þ If you knew what I wanted was what you have
Þ And if you knew I was willing to give you all I had for it
Þ Would you still bomb me or make a wall between you and me?
Þ Then come home and give me the home I desired?
When Fascism becomes a norm, the good must rise!
I would like to address my dear brothers and sisters in America. I am yours and you, are mine, for a reason. I think like you, egalitarian, tolerant, positive (win/win) achievement oriented, honest, caring for those who need care, and honorable.
Yet your governments, not just Trump, but those before, and before, and before – for a long, long time, have only feigned allegiance to what are truly American values and in fact veered further and further away from an America reframed by Abraham Lincoln into whatever it is today. Their pursuit to meddle in affairs of almost all nations of the world – sadly with a covert interest to sell arms or amass energy resource through the overt instruments of warfare, rhetoric, hatred all embodied in excellent (convincing perhaps is a better word) statesmanship that was displayed by successive Heads of this great nation, continuing till today. They may come from the movies, or the army, or may have studied law, or simply swindled their way “up there” but all of them have had one thing in common: they never had the best interest of the American people at heart.
Why so? One may ask, on the face of it they address issues that “seem” to matter, they claim ever so often to “fix things internally’ and in no time internal turns to anywhere the wind blows, to favor a few selfish then the egalitarian principles and values of the founding fathers that has literally made a joke of America the world over. Invasions that freed people to face even greater chaos, a half-hearted attempt then a long term “stay back and fix things before we leave” approach.
Do not get me wrong, I am not promoting an inward focused America as some in leadership sell you the idea, where “America First” becomes a catchy slogan to hit semi-literate masses for votes, but America never comes first for them, only their own selves and those who catapulted them, often way beyond their highest level of incompetence. If America indeed came first, one would see an increase in American participation in the world where poverty, illiteracy, autocracy and fascism are a norm. America was always perceived the savior it always shied away from, for purely selfish reasons.
Because American values of acceptance and free expression transcend any boundary, physical or mental, racial or ethnic, religious or scientific – and establishes the right of a man or woman to say what they want to say and not be persecuted for it, to aim for the stars and be punished for trampling over another’s rights, however small in comparison, a system with a value set of societal thinking rarely witnessed elsewhere outside the borders of North America.
The result is obvious, a happy pot-pourri or the often overused term “melting pot” of umpteen cultures and sub cultures, where the American accent, jokes, idioms, phrases, lifestyles, taunts and a “way of life” sort of “harmonize” all sub cultures living IN America literally representing the whole wide world, you name any culture or ethnicity that is NOT in America – and yet not immersed in a sort of “globalized, internalized American values and lifestyle?”
This powerful aura, influence, whatever you call it, brings, generally, the best out of people as individuals or a team. And “people” here ironically includes a subset of the ENTIRE world we live in.
Couple this with generally good labor laws and practices, equality built into a value and legal system and an overall welfare state (leave healthcare aside for a moment) and America has become a powerful supercharged magnet that the whole world, even it’s proclaimed enemies are attracted to!
This explains why if a survey was done of who wishes to migrate to the US from all over the third world, I’d say 70% of the world we live in would opt to live in America then where they’re born, where their families, friends, culture, even assets!
Such blind ambition or desperation, desire to move to America resulted in illegal immigrants that become the song and dance of lesser men seeking power, to appeal to a class of voters who do not understand the big picture, they are shown why they are jobless at the cost of someone who illegally crossed borders and “took their job” – convincing as the argument seems the more convincing backdrop of how essential much better an American life is in comparison to a “non American” life (count out Canada, EU, UK, NZ and Australia, maybe Singapore, Japan and South Korea and perhaps the oil rich Gulf nations too) for the rest – America is a dream come true!
None of the modern day American politicians, writers, anchors, write or speak about this phenomenon!
Of why when atleast 70% of planet earth yearns for American values, lifestyle and institutions are they denied the same? Even an honest attempt is not made to understand, assess and perhaps act upon this desire? A global social media survey of “who wants to live in America” can perhaps be the first step in the right direction.
Yet, conveniently ignored, the desires and aspirations of 70% of planet earth and replaced with the “priorities of a few” naturalized or born Americans, regardless of how they “made it” there – whether as colonists, or slaves or illegal converted to legal migrants. They watch how despondent lives are back at their ancestral home nations and almost criminally and apathetically turn a blind eye. At most, a non-profit sending aid to the AIDS ridden. That is NOT the answer! The answer is ownership and change!
This selfishness on the part of American intelligentsia appalls me. An average European will not take more than a few minutes to resonate with my views, perhaps because they are, in essence, the real founders of America and as the saying goes you don’t teach your dad how to …. so the Europeans in terms of value set are ahead of America from any criteria or standard imaginable. Had the Europeans been as adventurous as the Americans are I’m pretty sure what I write above would have to some extent been implemented already.
Yet the world yearns for America! And American “ruling elites” yearn to keep power and keep on (mis)educating their masses on the stark naked reality obvious perhaps even to a blind man. That the whole world wants America, its lifestyle, values and institutions.
America need not look inwards nor wage useless wars. America only needs perfect a code of conduct for the whole world, which she has successfully implemented at home, with obvious improvements needed in a flat simplified taxation system, healthcare that rewards a healthy lifestyle and foreign policy that integrates then disintegrates the world we live in.
I’ve been writing about it for donkey’s years (see KodeofKonduct) where I tried to sell a global model for dominance that syncs and rhymes with the needs of the world. For instance, instead of stopping a Mexican at the border with a stupendous wall, one is perhaps better off creating more jobs for Americans (ideally Mexican – Americans) as invaders for the GOOD of Mexico, annexing it as US territory and giving Mexicans exactly what they toil so hard for right at home! American values, justice and environment!
But unless the PEOPLE of America SEE THROUGH THIS FARCE and RAISE their PENS AND VOICES to take loving ownership of the world, whichever way makes sense to them, we will continue to have more of the same.
So rise, Americans, rise, rise for freedom – your own and the worlds, use your subsets of nationals all over the world to give hope to the hopeless!
Above all get GOOD people you have aplenty in mainstream politics, only THEN will you make a difference that you must before all that remains are tears on the grave of Abraham Lincoln, mine and yours.
I hope American and global media spreads my message for lasting global peace as above.