If you’ve read this far, in the back of your mind I know you’re thinking—this could work, especially when it comes to the small business owner in America. Labor unions would have to go and the almighty leader in Illinois could assign factories to both the east and west to start building war-needed items. Factories in turn, could sell to the small business owner who could set affordable prices and still make a nice profit, be able to hire workers and maybe, just maybe, that new healthcare plan would work, because right now it’s not looking too good. Unemployment would cease instantly.
We’d need farmland too and a fair share of crops on both sides. Those who grow could also make a profit. Maybe we could even consider growing the disallowed green plant, and sell that to injured and unhappy soldiers to cheer them up.
There would be no more mega banks, only smaller, more intimate private banks. We’d still need some reassurance from our Illinois leader that our money would be safe, but since the deposits would rise, I’m sure he’d agree to taking on this task.
Think of the possibilities here people. Instead of trying to fix what is really bad and lost forever, we could fight the good fight and if we needed to, start a new Industrial Revolution all over again. Sort of like Armageddon, only with a more effective ending.
All the while, we’d only use earth-friendly weapons—even paint ball guns free of toxins to sway off the enemy. We could force both sides to develop environmental committees run by only the top tree huggers in America (because they are the most ingenious). By the end of our war, instead of a new Industrial Revolution full of smoke (well besides some good-smelling smoke), we’d have smells of fresh and clean air, clear waters, and since we’d be fighting in electrical vehicles, we’d wouldn’t require oil from any outside source, even when our second depression ended!
The possibilities are endless really and those who would most benefit would be part of what built America in the first place, small mom and pop businesses. If they wanted to down the road, they could sell to larger newly developed big biz, but most likely they’d hand down the businesses to their heirs because we all know what happened the first time we tried this.
I happen to think Great Depression Number Two could work. I haven’t figured out all the kinks, but great ideas are always born on paper or in theory right?
The best part of the whole civil war would be the deletion of those annoying signs, Welcome to New Mexico or Welcome to Pennsylvania! Signs could read: You are now entering the east, the west or Illinois.
Most nations would leave us alone because they’ll surely think we’ve gone nuts (maybe it would be time for Switzerland to take a side for once). Things could be made again and sold again in the U.S.A by East or West workers—until the war was over and we became just one nation, under God again, with Illinois as the only place of despair. We could go back to 49 states, who needs 50 anyway?
Well like I said, I haven’t worked out all the elements of Great Depression Two or the new Civil War, but I think it might work. It has to be a better idea than the ideas coming out of Washington or Wall Street—lies and more lies, or maybe just the inability to face facts.
The only bad thing, we might have more crosses in our cemeteries, but if we use environmentally friendly weapons, maybe the injured could survive to tell the tale to their grandchildren about Great Depression Number Two and the Second Civil War—and how they did indeed save America.
Food for thought—what’s your take?