On the State of Our Union

My fellow Americans, the great question confronting me, regardless of that special assignment I needed to do by the end of this week, was deciding which country would be a great candidate to write a simulation of how the Work-Standard will function in practice. The SMP Compendium was deliberately written in such a manner to be broad enough in order to be applicable to any nation on Earth. After thinking about this for a while now, I have decided that the United States is definitely the best candidate because there is simply so many opportunities and so many possibilities for the Work-Standard to play out. There is no way another European nation is going to waltz out of the European Union as easily as the United Kingdom.

I have been pondering over what America will look like under “Hamiltonian Federalism and Pure Socialism.” How I was going to complete the final three Compendium entries for the past two or three hours now. And how much better off the Union would be in those conditions. And how to ensure these United States will neither be a Utopia nor a Dystopia, nor Leftist nor Rightist nor even Centrist. We do not need ideologies; we want to be ourselves for once.

America is in need of a lot of things, the majority of these could be traced back to the historical foundations of the Union. For example, while it may seem like a logical choice by another American reading the SMP Compendium to assume that the US Economy is more suitable for Planned Economy, I am determined to argue that the Union is actually best-suited for Command Economy. The only conception of America in US history that I know for a fact to be suitable for Planned Economy is not the Union but the Confederacy. Not the United States of America but the Confederate States of America, that other conception of America which perished at the end of the Civil War in 1865.

For the Union, however, the challenge that I see in front of me is multi-faceted and open-ended enough to leave a lot of possibilities that simply cannot be found in other countries with similar governance structures like Germany and Russia, Brazil and Mexico, China and Japan.

We begin with the obvious fact that the “America” which I am referring to here is not the America that we currently live in. This conception of America is governed by the Federalist Party as opposed to the Democratic-Republican Party (or shall I say, the Democratic and Republican Parties?). I can expect a lot of the usual problems to persist, even under Socialism because they have always been a part of the American Way of Life since the very beginning. Some of these problems have gotten so dire that a certain segment of the US population is devolving into fits of violent rage which have nothing to do with me or the Compendium. The “Left-Right Political Spectrum” never existed on The Fourth Estate since these problems are tied to the issues which I had covered previously in Part I of “World State Organization.”

The sets of questions that I wrote on paper include the following:

  • How would the American people be united as a Totality? How would the centuries-old frictions between the Federal and State governments be resolved? How would the Federal government preserve and promote the interests of countless different sectarian and ethnic groups, national people’s communities, collectives and tribes?     
  • I always found it to be very peculiar to hear Americans refer to this Union as a “Fourth Reich” or a “USSA,” which has often been said to be just rhetorical hyperbole. Is that really so or is there something in American history which would indicate there is something very ancient in the American Way of Life which would lend credence to the idea that the Union shares a primordial origin in Western Civilization that predates our Union, the Soviet Union, and the German Reich by thousands of years?    
  • Is there an Intent behind why, in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Bush 43 chose “homeland” to describe the Union? We see this term invoked when referring to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), but why would such a term be chosen instead of others like “fatherland” or “motherland?” Is there anything before the 19th century that would provide greater context?
  • How would the Federal government coordinate and organize the US Economy and the Work-Standard’s version of economic planning, MTEP (Mission-Type Economic Planning)? In what form would the US economy assume if the Federal government was to reorganize it in accordance with the VCS Economy? What role shall the State and Municipal governments play?
  • What can the Federal government do about the emerging “Second Dust Bowl” in the Midwestern States? In what form shall the Union take in regard to places like Los Angeles and San Francisco, Las Vegas and the State of Utah, Native American Reservations, Texas and the Southern States, St. Louis and Kansas City, the Rust Belt States, Florida, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Great Lakes and New England States? What can be said about the rest of the Union?

There are all kinds of other questions which I have been jotting down for almost four hours now by the time I reached this point in the Blog post. It is shameful to know that so many opportunities in this great country are being wasted and my hope is to remind my fellow Americans that the Union does not have to be in the conditions that it is in. If I am able to understand the Union as I should, then trying to comprehend the effects of the Work-Standard on the other six aforementioned nations will also be easier to grasp for me. Therefore, the final three SMP Compendium entries will be written about the United States and its interactions with the Work-Standard, their shared designation becoming “Strategic Accounting and Allocation of the Federal Budget” instead of their original title, “Strategic Accounting and Allocation of the State Budget.”

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