A GREAT PLAN

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A GREAT PLAN

Post by Romulus111VADT » Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:12 pm

This quote is attributed to Robin Williams. But according to Snopes.com- http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/williams.asp , this is not true and Williams never actually made this quote. Snopes doesn't know who actually wrote this, but I agree with it....:lol:

"A GREAT PLAN

Leave it to Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan . . . what we need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message.

Robin Williams' plan...(Hard to argue with this logic!)

I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of one plan for peace. "Books, not Bombs" won't work. The head mullahs won't let anyone read them. If they do, they poke their eyes out.

Here's the plan:

1) The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affairs, past &present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini and the rest of them 'good old boys'. We will never "interfere" again.

2) We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with Germany, South Korea and the Philippines. They don't want us there. We would station troops at our borders. No more sneaking through holes in the fence.

3) All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and leave. We'll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of who or where they are. France would welcome them.

4) All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90 days unless given a special permit. No one from a terrorist nation would be allowed in. If you don't like it there, change it yourself, don't hide here. Asylum would not ever be available to anyone. We don't need any more cab drivers.

5) No "students" over age 21. The older ones are the bombers. If they don't attend classes, they get a "D" and it's back home baby.

6) The US will make a strong effort to become self sufficient energy wise. This will include developing non-polluting sources of energy but will require a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The caribou will have to cope for a while.

7) Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries $10 a barrel for their oil. If they don't like it, we go someplace else.

8) If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we will not "interfere". They can pray to Allah or whomever, for seeds, rain, cement or whatever they need. Besides most of what we give them is stolen or given to the army. The people who need it most get very little, if any anyway.

9) Ship the UN Headquarters to an island some place. We don't need the spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, it would make a good homeless shelter or lockup for illegal aliens.

10) All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, no one can call us "Ugly Americans" any longer.

11) And lastly bring back the manufacturing from our country, curtail the cheap imports from all over the world and put the middle class back to work in our country.

Now, ain't that a winner of a plan ??"

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Post by Lad » Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:24 pm

I see the humour in it, but (although it is in the jokes part of the site) it isn't actually as easy as that.
If those things were implemented - even just a few of them the economy in the US would crash overnight and the total collapase of the stock exchange would make businesses bankrupt and people jobless. You would have exactly the same situation as in the 1920's except this time everyone is going to be lauging at the US and doing their best to see an end to this western super-power.

The US doesn not have anywhere near enough oil to support itself and should its oil get cut off from the middle east for any reason then its economy will be starved and would go into recession. If there was no cure to the problem within a few years (the US holds large large large reserves of oil!) the economy would fold up.

If people are displaced from their homes on a large scale, then anarchy develops with riots, terror cells, and eventually war. These underestimated people that get so dispised are quickly found to be the foundations of the economy - taking all the weight. They do all the little jobs, the poorly paid jobs and are keeping the economy moving along smoothly. Take them away and a vacuum is left which sees a massive demand in workers and because they are not there then the economy suffers and production of the country falls to the number of workers there are.

Poor relations with other countries results in trade bans, embargos, decelerations of this and that (possibly war too) all which cut imports, halt technological growth and plummits the value of the currency. As things quickly deteriate influential bodies that hate the US make certain political and economic moves to make things worse and before anyone knows whats happened the US is no longer at the head of the discussion table.

Thats the tip of the iceberg with no detail... can you guess I'm in the middle of an economics essay?
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Post by Lass » Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:38 am

Is there a UK version??
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Post by Romulus111VADT » Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:35 pm

[quote=Lad]
I see the humor in it, but (although it is in the jokes part of the site) it isn't actually as easy as that. If those things were implemented - even just a few of them the economy in the US would crash overnight and the total collapase of the stock exchange would make businesses bankrupt and people jobless. You would have exactly the same situation as in the 1920's except this time everyone is going to be lauging at the US and doing their best to see an end to this western super-power.

The US doesn not have anywhere near enough oil to support itself and should its oil get cut off from the middle east for any reason then its economy will be starved and would go into recession. If there was no cure to the problem within a few years (the US holds large large large reserves of oil!) the economy would fold up.

If people are displaced from their homes on a large scale, then anarchy develops with riots, terror cells, and eventually war. These underestimated people that get so dispised are quickly found to be the foundations of the economy - taking all the weight. They do all the little jobs, the poorly paid jobs and are keeping the economy moving along smoothly. Take them away and a vacuum is left which sees a massive demand in workers and because they are not there then the economy suffers and production of the country falls to the number of workers there are.

Poor relations with other countries results in trade bans, embargos, decelerations of this and that (possibly war too) all which cut imports, halt technological growth and plummits the value of the currency. As things quickly deteriate influential bodies that hate the US make certain political and economic moves to make things worse and before anyone knows whats happened the US is no longer at the head of the discussion table.

Thats the tip of the iceberg with no detail... can you guess I'm in the middle of an economics essay?
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On item one- This is unlikely do to the jobs that would be created. At 300,000,000, we have a pretty large consumer base. Not to mention an industrial base that is incredible and farmers that could easily feed the entire nation. Both industry and farming are currently under economic stress from cheap imports. So they would welcome these rules.

On item two- The untapped oil fields that congress recently approved drilling in Alaska are estimated to be as large if not larger than anything in Saudi Arabia. They estimate that there is at least 150 years of oil there at our current levels of usage. This field will be on line in about 10 years.

On item three- this has happened before many times and it has always worked out (IE The Revolutionary War, The Civil War, The Great Depression).

On item four- We already have poor relations with most nations because we try to help. What difference would it make?

Yes this is meant as humor. But it could be done and it was done before WWII. Then many nations kept asking the US to come to there aid and we did.

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RE: A GREAT PLAN

Post by Lad » Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:40 pm

I disagree... ;) but never mind.
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