The commodities of money and goods are still the age-old driving forces in today’s globalizing world. That has not changed since historic Roman times, when the cost of armed warfare was injury by crossbows. Nuclear weapons today, as is commonly known, can annihilate the world.Control over resources is still the biggest trigger for war. The ideology that feeds greed for power over global resources is a historical vestige that is useless in a global world. Like the human appendix or tonsil, it is only noticed when it becomes inflamed.The current global financial crisis is just such an inflammation. Greed and lust for power have been exposed. As the world readies for global summits on just what to do, Americans can do their part by adjusting to the new America in its global role.As the world’s youngest industrialized nation among equals such as the centuries old France, England, China and Russia, the United States has been fiercely independent. America lags far behind other western developed countries in providing social services to the American people. The dreaded term of “socialism” is applied to the simple notion of ensuring a basic level of dignity to all who live in a blessed and prosperous… Read full this story
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