If war is not the answer, perhaps we should try Love Festivals!?

Imagine a world in which every country tries to out-love their former enemy. China would send us billions of free tech gifts, and we would one up them by sending a billion tons of free grain and beef. Russia would flood us with oil, and we would send millions of free “made in America” pillows. Mexico would send us thousands of hard-working farm workers to help harvest our fruits and vegetables; we would send them an army of industrial robots with valid instructions on how to activate and use them. Iran would match the oil we get from Russia, and we would send them a million leather-bound copies of the Koran. South Korea would host weekly fellowship feasts for North Korean families. And North Korea would host annual NBA, NFL and MLB All-Star games sponsored by Kim Jong-un.

America’s biggest concern would be that we might miss delivery dates and be humiliated by our competitors after bragging about out state-of-the art logistics capability. Not to worry, we would recover by sending them millions of free life-time subscriptions to Netflix and YouTube.

You might ask how we could afford to do all this. Answer: the same way we manage to afford decades of destructive wars. And who would complain about disparity if they see a movie followed by a good night’s sleep on a pillow from My Pillow?

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J J Zavada

J J Zavada

Global Village Observer: I journal the disruption of socio-economic systems caused by our transition from the Industrial Park to the Global Village .