Frosty’s Top Ten Wish List For America In 2012
By Frosty Wooldridge
(Frosty will be our special guest to discuss this column Wednesday on The Morning Zone with Dave Chaffin)
At the dawning of 2012, Americans made resolutions and wish lists for themselves and their families. Americans plan to lose weight, obtain a job, bring a child into the world, save an animal, volunteer for the environment and dozens of other resolutions to make this a better world.
We Americans make plans by joining organizations, forming groups and collectively working toward bettering our own lives and communities.
In many ways, “The Doctors”, “The Biggest Losers” , “Dr. Oz”, “The Nature Conservancy” , “The Center for Biological Diversity”, “American Cancer Society”, “www.Evolving Wisdom.com” and hundreds of people and organizations attempt to make our world better for today and into the future.
It’s about interconnectivity, synchronicities and the common good. It’s about caring what happens to our civilization. It’s about caring for the future and our children. It’s about the 7th generation to come. As we walk across the land today and our treatment of that land, we walk on the faces of future children yet to be born.
It’s about moving away from “what can I gain and how rich can I become and how much can I screw the taxpayers” to “what can I do to make America better.”
It’s time our Congress, that possesses all the power in the world, to make for a better America and 535 members need to get their collective heads out of their rear ends and start working together to bring jobs to America, work for the environment, enforce our laws, work for American citizens and our betterment in the world. We need a president that cares about our country and not side with other countries as Obama has done. We need a president that takes care of our needs, homes, jobs, education and futures—instead of rebuilding other countries. Invest in our infrastructure, schools, medical facilities and environment.
Why does this Congress continue insourcing, outsourcing and offshoring millions of jobs when we suffer 15 million unemployed and 46 million Americans subsisting on food stamps? Why does this Congress continue pumping 100,000 legal green card holding immigrants into this country every 30 days when we haven’t employed our own citizens? Why does this Congress allow a $700 billion annual trade deficit when we need to bring manufacturing jobs back to America? Why continue two wars that mean and have done absolutely nothing to protect or give any form of security to America and cost us over $1 trillion along with the blood of our children?
Do any of those questions make sense? Do the members of Congress make sense? The answer: citizens give 535 congressional critters a nine percent approval rating. You cannot help but wonder what that nine percent uses for brains. Obama languishes at 46 percent approval. They fact is: both Congress and Obama fail abysmally. But notice most of them are filthy rich and secure.
Does this wish list for America make sense? If so, send it to your senators and house reps.
1. Get out of Afghanistan and Iraq completely. It’s killing our finest young men and women, and slaughtering our financial wellbeing at $12 billion monthly. The long term costs grow more appalling by the day. According to BATR writer, Dan Froomkin, “December 30, 2011 "Information Clearing House" - Reports about the end of the war in Iraq routinely describe the toll on the U.S. military: 4,487 dead, and 32,226 wounded. But the wounded figure wildly understates the number of American service members who have come back from Iraq less than whole. The true number of military personnel injured over the course of our nine-year-long fiasco in Iraq is in the hundreds of thousands—maybe even more than a half million—if you take into account all the men and women who returned from their deployments with traumatic brain injuries, post traumatic stress, depression, hearing loss, breathing disorders, diseases and other long term health problems.”
2. We need to change “free” trade to “fair” trade. That means we buy $1 billion from the Chinese, Indians, Mexico and other countries—and they buy $1 billion worth of goods from us. It will balance our trade to equity and give our citizens jobs at living wages.
3. We need to stop insourcing, offshoring and outsourcing American jobs in order to employ our 15 million unemployed American workers from all arenas. Our Congress must stop allowing H-1b, H-2b, L-1 and other work visas that take jobs from Americans. It’s sickening as to the fraud of it now going on within our own corporations that use America as a “selling” base, but displace American workers out of jobs—for obscene profits.
4. We must move beyond “comprehensive immigration reform” to a total moratorium on all immigration. If we continue at our current importation of third world citizens with their line of desperate individuals that grows by 80 million annually, we will add 100 million people within the next 23 years. We’re already 12 to 15 million into that number. We cannot sustain another 100 million Americans at the current level of carbon footprint, water footprint, ecological footprint, resource usage and energy consumption. I defy anyone to argue with my logic and the facts. We cannot EVER hope to continue the American Dream or lifestyle if we allow ourselves to become massively overpopulated. Our entire civilization hangs in the balance. We must stabilize our population with the “carrying capacity” of our finite continent.
“Most Western elites continue urging the wealthy West not to stem the migrant tide [that adds 80 million net gain annually to the planet], but to absorb our global brothers and sisters until their horrid ordeal has been endured and shared by all—ten billion humans packed onto an ecologically devastated planet.” Dr. Otis Graham, Unguarded Gates
5. We must engage every science and technology to promote alternative energy at every level as quickly as possible. As our oil and natural gas energy depletes, and imported supplies diminish, we will not be able to operate and feed this 315 million-sized country.
“As we go from this happy hydrocarbon bubble we have reached now to a renewable energy resource economy, which we do this century, will the “civil” part of civilization survive? As we both know there is no way that alternative energy sources can supply the amount of per capita energy we enjoy now, much less for the 9 billion expected by 2050. And energy is what keeps this game going. We are involved in a Faustian bargain—selling our economic souls for the luxurious life of the moment, but sooner or later the price has to be paid.” Walter Youngquist, energy
6. We must engage a massive conservation and clean water program to save our ground water from continuing contamination and ultimately, not enough water for our citizens, animals and irrigation for our crops.
7. We must move from unlimited capitalistic growth that consumes our natural world and devastates millions of other species—and move toward “Steady State Economics” whereby we produce and consume within the boundaries of our carrying capacity. (Source: www.SteadyStatet.org )
8. We must turn our financial resources to educate our very illiterate and marginal intellectual young adult citizenry. We suffer dropout rates of 50 to 76 percent across the USA. We cannot and will not maintain a viable civilization with so many ignorant, dumb, illiterate and useless citizens that live on welfare.
9. We need to codify and institute the English language as the only language of our civilization in order to maintain our identity, our culture and our country. No more alternative language on TV or radio stations. No more documents in any other language other than English. Repeal Executive Order 12166 by former President Clinton. It is destructive and costly to our country. And, no more hyphenated Americans. If you are a citizen of America, you are an American, period.
10. We Americans, or what’s left of us, must participate in our constitutional republic or we’re in the process of losing it.
Fellow Americans, we are in serious and deep trouble today. I am willing to bet that if we fail to engage this 10 point wish list, as well as another 20-30 items you could name, our country will continue its decline into economic poverty, loss of freedom and personal rights, environmental destruction, loss of quality of life, severe drop in standard of living and linguistic and cultural chaos. It’s already well on its way. If we continue on this current path, given another 10 to 20 years tops, I doubt we will enjoy a country—but instead, a polyglot of poverty that mirrors much of the third world today. It’s our choice and I am not optimistic given our track record, apathy and corporate greed for the past 20 years.