[Paleopsych] New America Project

shovland at mindspring.com shovland at mindspring.com
Wed Jul 20 07:42:54 UTC 2005

The NeoCons spent many years trying to sell their ideas.

Bush I said no, and Clinton said no.  Bush II said yes.

Now they have had their chance, and it's not working.

After 6 years, we are less secure, less prosperous, and more divided than we were when they started.

I see no reason to assume that things will improve if we "stay the course."  Most of us cannot wait years or decades to see if they are correct after all.

We are facing a future where we will hit the limits of petroleum and water, and in which there will be fierce competition for all other natural resouces.

Playing the global bully will only unite the world against us, and the situation in Iraq tells us that the cost-benefit ratio of waging war for resources is negative.

We don't need to fight the NeoCons because they will collapse under the weight of their failed poliicies.

We do need to build a vision to replace theirs, and I suggest the we call it the "New America Project."

If in the future we cannot do well by conquering resources, we will have to do well by selling our ideas.

There is no shortage of brainpower in America.

Starting with basic needs for food, shelter, health care, transport, and communications, there is an abundance of ideas which we can implement to improve life all around the globe.  If we need more ideas, we can bring them in from the void.

It starts with intent.

Steve Hovland
Vienna, Austria
July 20, 2005

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