Many of the issues like oil addiction, budget deficits stem from the Reagan administration. Later presidents didn't fix it which balloon into current pile of mess in USA.
Jimmy Carter in his inaugural address said: "We have learned that more is not necessarily better, that even our great nation has its recognized limits, and that we can neither answer all questions nor solve all problems."
We certainly need a politican like Jimmy Carter here in S'pore. S'pore is just a tiny island & the darn Pro Alien Party's mentality on population is entrenched in more, more & more.
I particularly like his speech on reminding americans about the dangers of materialism. I have already written ad nauseum that sinkies are 'zombie workers', least emotional, least happy in world despite being having more & more possessions till the point those sinkies buried under a pile of possessions are slaves to their stuff by renting extra storage space.
Crisis of Confidence speech (excerpts):
too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence & consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. But we've discovered that owning things & consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning....
Hordes of sinkies haven't realise that shop, shop, shop, buy, buy, buy doesn't satisfy their longing for meaning. Sinkies are #1 emotionaless, #1 unhappiest in world.
I'm asking you for your good & for your nation's security to
- take no unnecessary trips.
- use carpools or public transportation whenever you can.
- park your car 1 extra day per week.
- obey the speed limit.
- set your thermostats to save fuel.
I have seen the strength of America in the inexhaustible resources of our people. In the days to come, let us renew that strength in the struggle for an energy-secure nation.
Many americans addicted to their materialistic lifestyles kicked Jimmy Carter out of office for asking them to sacrifice so as to build a better future for themselves & future generations. Short-sighted bunch. Tyranny of the masses.
Will a politican like Jimmy Carter emerge in S'pore & will those sillyporeans hooked on materialism wake up?