Thursday, November 4, 2010

Who Has the Solutions to the World's Unsolvable Dilemmas? (Polemic) By Edwin L. Young, PhD

“Obama's problem thus is stark and simple: He's the right guy at the wrong time.”

Nobody would be the right guy. The ‘times’ are that the whole globe is enmeshed in unsolvable dilemmas.

1. Without globalization, there is no hope for future world peace and universal decent living conditions. With it, the US populace has both an economic and identity crisis.

2. Without a succeeding growth oriented economy, both corporations and labor will face a perpetual downward trend to economic crisis. With it, the US will eventually destroy the earth and its entire population.

3. Without our interlocked system of media and adversarial politics that thrives on misinformation and fomenting and then focusing on and magnifying trivial conflicts, neither of them could garner huge sums of money to stay on the air and in office. With it, the populace has forced upon it a form of epidemic insanity and an inability to address, much less solve, extremely serious domestic and international crises.

4. Without global US military presence, the defense budget would be indefensible and therefore at least a third of our economy would collapse ushering in the worst depression ever from which we would not recover. With it, the US faces world antipathy and the same national failure that the Russian communism faced due to the cold war; that is to say, the arms race a drained away economic support for all other aspects of Russia’s economy and domestic needs.

Nobody can solve these problems; they can only, as deftly as possible, stave off awareness and fear and forestall their ultimate horrid consequences.

Author bio:

Edwin is a 76 year old, retired, psychotherapist/institution reformer. His greatest satisfaction came from reforming many juvenile correctional institutions, a maximum security prison, a West Texas mental hospital, and the huge Job Corps in San Marcos, Texas. All in all there were thirteen institutions that he successfully reformed. In the last year of his PhD program, Edwin was one of the two PhD graduate students to be awarded the annual University Research Institute grant. His dissertation committee said his was the longest, best, and most complex in the history of the department. Since retiring, Edwin spends his time writing. His site is: The Natural Systems Institute.

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