Currently, I am working on Part IV of the final SMP Compendium entry. This entry will conclude with the political-economic-financial-social-cultural aspects of the United States. In addition to problems with the production process, I also see problems with the political process. Do Americans not realize that the US Electoral College is the key to why America is a Socialist country with a Prussian Council Democracy? Do they not realize that this aspect of Socialism in America is not only enshrined in the US Constitution, there are all kinds of Americans who are determined to prevent the dissolution of the US Electoral College and, by extension, Hamiltonianism?
The best way for us to demonstrate what is wrong with the political process is to address the problems that arise from trying to create a Prussian Council Democracy and treating the political process as though it were an English Parliamentary Democracy. The Federalists and those Anti-Federalists who supported them wanted a Prussian Council Democracy, not an English Parliamentary Democracy.
If done correctly, America’s Prussian Council Democracy can also serve as the means by which we can oversee the production process. We can finally have the governmental framework by which to gauge our Quality of Arbeit and judge everyone else’s Quality of Arbeit. The Federal-State Commissaries will be the ones that makes everything official, setting the rates by which every profession is committed to their Vocations and determining for themselves how much they can improve their handiwork. What better way to demonstrate this than with the student government of our Unified Socialist Student Economy under the US Department of Education?
One of the greatest aspects that I personally enjoy about the Work-Standard is how Socialist Fintech (Financial Technology) can facilitate a sudden adrenaline rush of Actual Arbeit converted into Actual Geld by purely voluntary political activities with economic and financial implications. The actions of the right Individual in the right profession at the right time will make all the difference in the world. For instance, how much Arbeit is being contributed by somebody trying to become the next Samantha Reed Smith? How much Arbeit can potentially arise from them writing a letter to the next Yuri Andropov and acting as Youth Ambassador to another Socialist nation-state?
Smith was well-known in the 1980s for her trip to the Soviet Union, which later became the starting point for her brief acting profession. Her death was caused, interestingly enough, by lax aviation regulations which was a problem in America between those days and the 9/11 attacks. It was a senseless tragedy that denied whatever potential she yet to achieve in Life.
In the summer of 1983, 11-year-old Samantha Smith from Manchester, Maine, was the most famous little girl in the world. Images of a freckle-faced smiling Samantha holding a letter from the Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov and later touring the Soviet Union went out on all news wires.
“Actually, the whole thing started when I asked my mother if there is going to be a war,” Samantha wrote in her book, “Journey to the Soviet Union.”
In response to her daughter’s question about war, Jane Smith showed Samantha a November 1982 Time magazine, with stern bi-spectacled Andropov gracing its cover. In it some U.S. experts were concerned about escalating U.S.-Soviet conflict; others saw “the transfer of power in the Kremlin [as] an opportunity to relieve tensions.”
Samantha’s reaction: “If everyone is so afraid of him, why don’t they ask him if he is going to start a war?”
“Why don’t you write to him?” suggested Jane.
Samantha did just that. She penned a question that was on the minds of many adults, “Are you going to vote to have a war or not?” She addressed the envelope, “Mr. Yuri Andropov, the Kremlin, Moscow, USSR,” mailed it and soon forgot about it.
When called to the phone in Secretary Peabody’s office at her Manchester Elementary School several months later, Samantha learned from an United Press International reporter that her letter was published in Pravda. Baffled as to why she didn’t receive a response, Samantha wrote another letter — to the Soviet Embassy in Washington, D.C. Andropov’s response arrived a little more than a week later.
“It was the sincerity of Samantha’s letter that garnered attention,” continued Gorbachev. “We understood at the time that people on both sides of the ocean were very worried, and they wanted to make sure that their concern was felt by the leaders of USSR and USA. An American girl was able to express that in her letter.”
By the time Samantha got home from school that day, her lawn was covered with reporters. By evening she and her mother were bound for New York for interviews on NBC and CBS. In his letter Andropov wrote that Soviets didn’t want to start a war. They were busy “growing wheat, building and inventing, writing books and flying into space.” And he invited Samantha’s family to visit USSR in the summer.
On July 7, 1983, Samantha and her family departed for Moscow. Cheerful, blue-eyed Samantha seemed so unlike the “armed to the teeth Americans” that often appeared in Soviet political cartoons. Media crews from all over the world filmed her swimming with the Soviet kids at camp Artek and being a perfect diplomat as she visited the Red Square.
Smith family’s tour was broadcast on the two available Soviet channels, and the Soviets were glued to the TV screens following the girl’s every move. For many in the Soviet Union Samantha and her family put a human face on the U.S. On the other side of the ocean, Americans got a rare glimpse of the Soviet Union.
When Samantha was killed in a plane crash in 1985, the heads of the two most powerful nations on earth sent condolences to Samantha’s mother, Jane:
“Everyone in the Soviet Union who has known Samantha Smith will forever remember the image of the American girl who, like millions of Soviet young men and women, dreamt about peace, and about friendship between the peoples of the United States and the Soviet Union.” — Mikhail Gorbachev
“Perhaps you can take some measure of comfort in the knowledge that millions of Americans, indeed millions of people, share the burdens of your grief. They also will cherish and remember Samantha, her smile, her idealism and unaffected sweetness of spirit.” — Ronald Reagan