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Needed: Robust 21st Century Jobs Corps that smartens - AWSC

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Needed: Updated and worldly 21st century CCC/WPA.

 

When we were by far the strongest economy in the world, some power-that-be scared many Americans about dominoes falling.  It was an era when our enemies couldn't splurge enough to buy a dozen domino game sets.   So we wasted $698 billion (inflation adjusted), lost over 58,000 Americans, left about 2 million Vietnamese civilians and about 1.25 million Vietnamese soldiers dead -- to stop those scary dominoes from falling.

 

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We learned so much from our Vietnam disaster, we blew $4 trillion trumping-up an Iraq War where about 300,000 Iraqis died, because our public policy knowledge had been dumbed-down to the depth of a melted popsicle stick.


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We softened and fattened generations by fingering pixels rather than working muscles and logic that build character and smart insights.

 

Corporatized media hypnotized generations into accepting foxy coverage of Paris, Brad, Angeline... as their world view, rather than knowing and doing something about those starving in Somalia, struggling in Appalachia, bombed in yet-another land.

 

Chinese manufactured chips in our drones made it easier for computer game savvy enlistees to rain mayhem and death wherever the military industrial estate Ike despised deemed warranted.

 

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We've fallen into accepting that updating killing technologies enhances civilization, which has hardened and hidden crazed terrorists, whose strategy revolves around Sun Tzu's winning philosophy, "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."  

 

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-          Global climate change fills radar screens with devastations and famines that replicate the wounds of war;

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Dwayne served in the Peace Corps in the slums of Mumbai, India, worked several Habitat Projects, and was on the start-up team of the California Conservation Corps. He has a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University, has been a builder, teacher, (more...)
 

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