Friday, April 28, 2006

The Next World Superpower

As much as I would love to be optimistic about our nation and our country in general, it seems obvious to me that we are doomed to the same fate as the empires that came before us. This can be seen through our declining moral standards, our idolatry of entertainment/pop culture, and a general mindset of indifference to the sovereignty of our nation.

So, this being considered- what countries seem ripe to come up and take the title of World's Superpower?

Here are the top 5 contenders, some obvious, some perhaps not.
(By the way.... that guy's biceps are ridiculous, I hope it works for "superpower")

1) China

The obvious choice. Billions of people. Billions. World's largest standing army. Tons of cash. No minimum wage or health care benefits for workers. Average manufacturing laborer's wage: $0.50-1.00/hr. Check out import/export stats and our trade deficit with China. Yikes.

2) South Korea

The Japan of 25 years ago. Technology and automotive exports continue to grow... Samsung, Hyundai... I mean who even knew of Kia 10 years ago? From 1994-2005, Kia increased U.S. sales from 12,000/year to 275,000/year. Heard anything positive about the American auto industry lately?

3) Iraq

Some people would say this is genius, others would say I'm retarded. With their abundance of Oil, their political positioning, and the inherent power of what is really a theocracy, Iraq is potentially very powerful. If they can find a dominant leader that is a little more internationally savvy than say Saddam Hussein or Mahmoud Ahmenijad, their potential is unlimited. Especially considering the Bible tells us that Babylon (present Baghdad) will be the seat of the world government under the Anti-Christ- and I put a lot of creedence in the Bible.

4) India

They are the weaker half of the two uber-population countries. Also sporting a billion people, India has a lot of industry and is definitely a major presence in the world market. I don't know if anyone really fears India though, I mean- Gandhi, technical support lines? Somehow the Chinese are more fearsome.

5) Texas

We can still return to our Republic roots! Housing is booming, we've got lots of room for growth,and we undoubtedly have the best high school football in the nation. As long as we keep allowing Latino immigration into the state, we will even have a working class! We'll just enlist those who are already here... instant standing army of 1 million Texians.... deep in the heart of Texas.

5 Comments:

At 5/02/2006 11:46:00 AM, Blogger camstine_justinille said...

that guy's biceps are wicked scary. how does he wear sleeves?

also, i'm pretty sure you made up the word texian. it's sounds rechockulous.

~j

 
At 5/02/2006 11:51:00 AM, Blogger marklancaster.net said...

Mikey, where you at? Tim, post more often. Or call me and let's get the website rolling.

The word texian is not made up Justine... fyi.

 
At 5/02/2006 11:56:00 AM, Blogger camstine_justinille said...

are you sure? it sounds kinda made up to me...

 
At 5/02/2006 11:58:00 AM, Blogger camstine_justinille said...

also, according to merriamwebster.com, texian isn't a word. nor is it on urbandictionary.com, which is a good website if you're bored or trying to procrastinate.

 
At 5/05/2006 08:36:00 AM, Blogger mikeandtim said...

"Texian" is a word I borrowed from James Michener, from his book "Texas". In the book, the Northern Mexicans who lived in Tejas were known as Texians or Tejanos.

 

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