Wednesday, October 3, 2012

An EPOCH Changing Article in Atlantic?

   Asian Ams are urged to read this article and pass it around, especially to your elected officials. . It was published in The Atlantic by Noah Smith on Oct. 2, 2012. It may have an epoch changing impact on America.
   The article first states, " . . America was the 'Alternative Europe' . . . Political and religious dissidents who were dissatisfied with the ruling regimes in their homelands, oppressed ethnic minorities, and poor people who couldn't get a good job -- all made their way to the United States. . . American benefited greatly from that inflow, . . " The author called it the ALT-Europe period of America.
   It then advocates that for America to continue to grow, it needs an ALT- Asia period.
   The article's last subtitle is "50 Million More, Please." "Asians want to come to America. According to the most recent Gallup survey, the United States is the desired destination for 22 million Chinese people, 10 million Indians, 8 million Bangladeshis, 5 million Filipinos, and 3 million people from Vietnam. These are the kind of numbers we need to keep our economy young and growing."
   It ends by stating: "This, then, is the "Alternative Asia Plan." America began as a nation of Europeans and Africans; it is now a nation of Europeans, Africans, and Latin Americans. It must become a nation of Asians as well. Failing to do this would mean shutting ourselves off from the master narrative of the 21st Century."
   The above is consistent with what futurist John Naisbitt predicted in his 1996 book "Megatrends Asia":
   "The pivotal players in the new global configuration of East and West will be Asians living in America and Asians born in America. It is in America where East and West truly meet."

S. B. Woo, a volunteer,
President, 80-20 National Asian Am. Educational Foundation, Inc.

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