America -- The Newest Third World Nation

America, third world country, flagBetween the economy and the political environment in the United States, it’s obvious that we’re on shaky ground. But most would not go so far as to call America a Third World country.

This article from Downside World News, however, does just that:

The U.S. is just starting to see the early stages of systemic problems in the American economy with the fallout from the subprime mortgage problems. The “policemen” of the American economy, and to a lesser extent the entire global economy, have failed to do their jobs, and this has not been an accident. Laws have been changed overturning the post-Great Depression rules designed to save the banking industry from itself.

There are flaws throughout the system that have led to this problem. Some 35 years ago, bribery was legalized in America by allowing PACs (political action committees) to pay off Congressmen -- and now the medical/pharmaceutical industry that is more fraud and rip off than real medicine. There is a giant agricultural industry whose genetically modified food is causing far more problems than it could ever solve.

A sign of a Third World country is that its systems don’t work well because the government is for sale. When you can bribe anyone in the government to get what you want, that is a sign of very deep sickness in the nation.

Upon reading something like this, it’s easy to feel disheartened, but I prefer to feel hopeful that change for the better can still occur.

Congressman Ron Paul said it best: "Each of us should choose which course of action we must take: education, conventional political action, or even peaceful civil disobedience to bring about necessary changes, but let it not be said that we did nothing."
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