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Is the United States Delusional?

Updated on February 29, 2012

The United States

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Columbine High School

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I am not of course talking about the good American people but of their Government.

What do I mean?

Firstly the US has a huge deficit. For this deficit they blame China, Europe and little old Greece. Instead of taking measures to reduce the debt themselves they continue to increase it.

If they think that the Greek people, suffering hard austerity measures alone is going to make the US deficit disappear, they surely are delusional.

Secondly, the United States has a big drug problem. The US Government likes to blame the Latin American countries for supplying the drugs or for the letting of the smuggling of drugs through their countries.

The United States are the champions of the free market. The principle of the free market is: if there is a need for something, then there will always be somebody to supply that need. Even if the US was able to stop Latin America supplying the drugs, then somewhere else would step in to fill the need.

Action has to be taken to stem the drug taking in America. It is easy for the Government to blame the inner city and its ghettos of immigrants. It is true that there may be a problem there but the truth is that major cities are responsible for 50% of the drug sales. The other 50% are sold in the suburbs or towns across the US.

If they think that stopping the drugs coming in from Latin America will solve all of America’s drug problems, they surely are delusional.

Thirdly, the United States Government blames the success of the foreign drug cartels, on the arms smugglers supplying them with weapons.

These weapons are freely bought in the United States and smuggled across the border.

Now we come to the part that led me to writing this article.

This week again, there was an incident of a shooting in a high school. This didn’t used to happen, yet recently it seems to have become an almost annual event, even though security measures have increased so much that somebody could think that the children are being prepared to do time in a State Penitentiary.

If the United States Government thinks that they will be able to stop arms smuggling and High School shootings without taking strict measures in gun control, then they surely are delusional.


It is time that the United States Government faced the facts.

The Greeks did not tell the US what taxes to levee or how much to spend. Latin America did not create the drug problem, they just supplied the need.

The United States may well be proud of parts of its history and in the days of the “Wild West” it may have been prudent, to allow a 5 year old access to a sub machine gun. This though is the modern day and if the United States does not start to not only make but also enforce strict gun control measures, then future thoughts of the United States as the greatest country in the world, the leader of economics and the safest of places, will surely itself, be delusional.


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    • rafken profile image

      rafken 5 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      diogenes - I agree, it would go a long way to reducing prison populations too and I don't think I have to remind you that it is more expensive to the country: per prisoner than it is per soldier.

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      diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico

      "'Tis money, honey, my little sonny,

      And the rich man's acts are always funny."

      Some home truths in your hub. Re: drugs. They should be legalized to stop trafficking: just like alcohol and tobacco.


    • somethgblue profile image

      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Consider for a moment that we have been able to keep Anthrax out of the country in which just one gram can wipe out a city and yet we cannot keep THOUSANDS of tons of marijuana and cocaine out of the country.

      How do you get tons of drugs into the country? In huge ships, who owns the huge ships?

      Bribery is the key, how do you keep tax free drugs tax free, by keeping them illegal, who keeps them illegal, Congress . . . so now you know who is taking the bribes!

      The War on Drugs is a joke and the public is the punch line!