Denmark and Immigration

In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith and who becomes an American citizen and assimilates himself to the nation, should be treated with the exact equality as everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for only one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.

Denmark has recently passed legislation to make their process of citizenship harder. I find this to be only natural as the influx of refugees begin to flood into Europe in which can only be described as the largest mass migration in European history. It is important for people to understand that common language, cultural ideals, and morality are important for a stable society. There’s no reason for nations to ignore the common bonds the people have among them. As long as there is a reasonable path of citizenship which are fair and reasonable. If there are those who deem them to be unfair then let them make their case. I find nothing unreasonable in having exams to determine aptitude. There are many who come to the west without such a stability who end up being usurping from the hard-working tax-paying citizens. Personally, I believe that future performance is more important than past performance. It’s when societies become too bloated with those who aren’t motivated, have a desire to learn, and are willing to take risks that society becomes stagnant. When those who believe they are entitled to the world, and who feel they are beyond reproach is when one knows that society needs a forceful shift of rejuvenation.

So what Denmark must be careful of is that their exams and qualifications are not excessive. If it ends up shutting everyone out than it is their loss. As a nation, they will decline and erode away if new blood is not allowed to challenge the old. Nature is not the only one who needs to continue to evolve and change functional societies need to as well. Only through this continuous “conflict” can we continue to evolve, and reach a higher form of humanity. It is the only way. Humanity must evolve to survive or it will reach its end. Denmark should be weary that these new laws don’t eventually become something that develops unintended consequences that impedes future productive members of society from living in their country. The greatest national resource any nation has it’s people.

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A Generation Sacrificed Is a Generation Lost

The west has sacrificed it’s future for it’s present. The youth struggle to find jobs, and a purpose in society while those already middle-aged and particularly the old have left the liabilities of the future at their feet. Thus placing a burden on a generation that cannot possibly honor that obligation, but since the old generation that is slowly dying off, and won’t care since they will soon be dead. Trade deficits, Medicare, Medicaid, and other future liabilities are just the tip of the ice berg. It’s easy just to crunch out the numbers, and cite the debt that is owed. The more worrying issue is that the political institutions that are suppose to be the stabilizers of society are radically in decay. So the current youth have inherited not only liabilities they cannot possibly repay but also political institutions that people cannot trust because they are either corrupt or inept. So let’s revise the story.

Young people cannot find jobs as easily as generations of the past, they cannot really trust their political institutions, and local government. They have been tossed responsibilities and liabilities they cannot even comprehend, or pay. This is starting to sound like a really bad nightmare. Yet is it the reality the western nations face, and in no surprise they have done absolutely nothing. The same message is just merely replayed “Just chug along and keep doing your best” this message is going to fall on deaf years as the years come by. Now I understand the argument that states that the youth of any country are disconnected from the real issues, and are for the most part the most ignorant. They would rather watch funny videos, and spend more time on their Instagram photos, but I will state that is the fault of the society and culture itself, and not the youth themselves. The society has poisoned the minds of the not only the youth, but across every generation. The logic here is “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it”. Yet very few realize that the world we live in today is broken. No system of government, or economic system is ever perfect, but when one generation is sacrificed for another when the wealth gap is large across most industrialized nations, and relationships between the world nations are fractured one can only imagine the worse. War is coming, but not only on the battlefield will this war be fought, but also in the heart and mind of every living human being on this planet. It is sad to see how this world as denigrated. The democratic process is a joke, people vote with their monetary interests most of the time.

Where have the principles gone? Where is the honor? Where is the decency? People don’t make their decisions on logic, or what they believe. It’s just one moment of pleasure to the next. It has fragmented our mind, and distorted the value system of everyday people. Many would have you believe that the craving for clothing, and luxury goods is natural yet people lived without it before their existence, and most probably could if forced to. Also why are there people who can live without the constant need of consumption? These “smart” intellectuals don’t often have answers to these questions. Society asks us to merely accept our role as a human machine. We are born ,we eat, we work, we consume, we reproduce, and we die. That’s the cycle which humans have been trapped in for generations. By understanding yourself you can live your life on you terms. By understanding human history from multiple perspectives you can help shape humanities future. The problems humanity faces in 21st century requires out of the box thinking. If we continue to be trapped humanity in the 22nd century will not be a humanity we can recognize.

American Empire is reaching its end

Empire and War

For this article, I will write about one of the reasons why the American Empire is ending.

Lets start with military power that is America. American military is fighting multiple fronts in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan to a certain degree. The United States has military bases around the world and especially in potential war zones such as South Korea. United States has always back and supported her allies. This has come at a great financial cost. Capital had to be created and this debt was issued to maintain the superpower giant that is the United States. United States and in particular the West have special interests in oil rich countries, and strategic zones. All in order to maintain power and control, because having influence on natural resources such as petroleum or other mineral has historically brought wealth and riches to those in “control.” Especially those in power in the United States along with defense contractors, corporations, and the rest of the military industrial complex who have greatly benefited from this power structure.

Before during World War I and World War II factories, which built cars, would when required just build tanks and weapons for the war effort. This is no longer the case. The United States would later be in constant warfare against communism and the Soviet Union. Fighting in numerous fronts in Asia, Eastern Europe, and most importantly in the Middle East the USA is still in constant warfare, because for the military industrial complex peace is not profitable. As history has shown repeatedly that war and the use of power is what makes an empire well an empire. It is a creature of control. The military industrial complex uses the taxpayer’s money to fund their profits and has the wealth travel to not the soldier’s benefits but to the industries that produce weapons, armor, and other needed supplies. Halliburton is a perfect example of said corruption because it blatantly showed everyone that even construction could boom during wartime. These industries boom because of destructions and it still is not enough. They also of course the black market for even more cash. All for sake of profit. Wars are often fought for resources, power, influence, and wealth. For the United States, it was no different. They fought against their rival the Soviet Union and now they are fighting resource battles in the Middle East. These are all declared wars, but there are many hidden wars in play also.

Now if you are reading this you most probably already understand the moral, financial, and social costs of these wars. Perhaps you even recognize that these are “resource wars” for influence over petroleum. So, what are the consequences of this? Well as we have already seen, there is a growing hatred for not just America because it is the most recent western power to exert force in the Middle East. This increased hatred has lead to even more radicalism in the Middle East and more of the so-called “terrorism.” That has been the obvious consequence, but which could have dramatic implications for the future. The European nations have a long history of involvement in the area and with America just being an extension of this involvement; one would have to guess that eventually they would be a backlash. These are nations with illiteracy, poverty, and radical religion. Just add in corrupt government and social instability this sets up to be a “hot” situation. Especially with oil in play.

Perhaps we will see these Islamic nations overturn and become “democracies” if you could call them that. People in the developed world especially the West will see that having nations actually stand up for themselves (as radicalized or fascist as they can become) will not be beneficial to the dominant powers. This also includes Northern Africa also. Even though Libya is a particular unique situation, it still falls under the “it is an oil nation we need to stabilize the situation.” Now this part of the world will only grow more volatile with all the foreign involvement, social stresses such as employment, economic disaster, and other future disruptions. The future of these oil rich nations of these two continents does not bold well for “global peace” especially with the arrival of peak oil and a developed world that relies on petroleum and an emerging world that also has energy needs of their own.

What does this mean for the United States? Well with a weaken economy, moral, and allies in Europe who are not so willing to jump the gun. Along with more disruptions in the Middle East and Africa, one could easily foresee these situations getting out of control in a U.S perspective (obviously there are some who want Islamic nations to become a force of power once again). Lack of influence and control over the precious resource of oil would be disastrous for the country. Not only would it suffer economically, but also socially and politically there would be consequences. America would have lost its image as the world’s superpower and global empire. With no clear global power, one could only speculate what the future would hold. The loss of hard power in this region would be devastating for the empire. When great powers lose military power and influence, it is often marked as the end of an empire. True it does mark the end and people will start feeling the consequences of said events, but what is even more interesting is that if this alone was the issue the fall would not be so devastating. Yes, Americans would have to live with less oil and decrease its energy consumption, which would be difficult, but possible. The United States over reached and the cost has been immense. Not only in dollars, but also more importantly in blood of American Soldiers and those fighting on the other side and the innocent bystanders who were hurt in the process. Unfortunately, this is only but a small piece of the puzzle. There are even greater dangers that threaten the republic itself.

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”

George S. Patton