Will the U.S. fragment into pieces? Would that be a bad thing?
If the United States did implode, what is to stop other nations and empires from extending their own programs of exploitation, from burning the same oil? Russia is certainly encouraging the violent breakup of the U.S.A., and China doesn't hide its strong imperial ambitions. I'm not arguing for keeping the empire we have, I'm only pointing out that the opiate of empire is a much larger problem than the United States. In politics, the larger coalition always wins, and the same is almost always true in war. If we are to meet the challenges before us, we must build a strong coalition, and it must be a spiritual calling as much as a political one.
Well written. This seems a shared vision for many.
Thank you for writing this Patrick. A very thoughtful new idea for me to ponder. Maybe a break up would be fine and save our planet.