Here, Take It. It's God's Gift.
By Steve Cooper
As dreams are born, they begin their struggle to grow to reality. Perhaps the dream is a flying car or simply a new device to wash dishes . Lurking in the shadows is often a natural enemy waiting to drive these dreams back into the state of nothingness. This enemy is limited energy, a darkened place that is the haunt of most of humanity's nightmares; hunger, drought, even war and terrorism are bred in these shadows.
Of course, we have many wonderful dreams that have made it to reality; inventions that make life so much more enjoyable. But even for the dreams that have been born, the darkness of limited energy restricts their travels to the wealthy nations. To the poor, they remain only a dream.
Fusion is the light of creation, giving us the sun and the light of day, where whimsical dreams and fantasies can try their wings. What would happen if we held this gift of unlimited energy? Our imaginations would birth dreams that have been trying to form since the beginning of human history.
The dream of feeding the world's hungry would rise from desalination plants, giving us all the fresh water we need through the unlimited energy of fusion, Once we have fusion the demand for oil will plummet, causing the price of oil and therefore the cost of plastic to fall. The pipes to carry desalinated water to any place in the world can be made out of plastic.
In areas where the temperature is too cold to raise the needed food, the now inexpensive plastic would be used to make greenhouses; all heated with fusion energy.
Terrorism is funded by petrodollars. With fusion, the billions of gallons of oil that are used to make gasoline every year would no longer have a market. The use of oil as a base for other products could be easily satisfied with our own oil. Taking away the limit on energy will help the world to find peace a much more doable goal.
To unwrap God's gift of fusion will take some research, but only a very tiny fraction of the global economy is being used to fund the one invention that would set humanity free from so many nightmares. Yet in America we spent $465,000,000,000 on cosmetics per year. $60,000,000,000 on pet products. We should be going after fusion as if our life depended on it. Unfortunately, those whose life does depend on this, the hungry, have no voice in promoting the research.
Those in the developed countries talk of fusion as an academic conversation, To millions it is a conversation about life and death, misery or joy, poverty or abundance. Eventually, not so far in the future, the fusion conversation will begin to be as real to our daily lives as it is to the starving now. The sad truth is that those who make the decisions are also influenced by the petrodollars, which would virtually go away once fusion becomes a functioning part of our civilization. Cap and trade would be apparent nonsense, instead of the well cloaked nonsense it now is. There is much selfishness, greed, lethargy and uncaring in the world. That is the only explanation for why this is not being pursued with all the resources we can muster.
So will we ever get fusion? After all , it is the gift of God. Looking at it from more of a cosmic perspective, perhaps it is a gift, but it may just be a gift to a better people. Maybe if we try to be a better people He will hold it for us.
If we are to “Trek” around the stars our children must first be taught that the earth goes around the sun!
By Steve Cooper Photo - CBS Studios
If we Americans want to one day navigate the cosmos, our children will need to comprehend such surprising bits of knowledge such as the fact that the earth goes around the sun once a year.
You didn’t find this surprising? Well, 51% of high school students were taken aback by this amazing bit of knowledge; knowledge that Galileo discovered and fought to explain to the world over half a millennium ago.
As it stands now 50% of every computer and engineering Ph.D. in the U.S. goes to non-resident foreign students. Of the remaining 50%, half are recent immigrants. Only 25% of the Ph.D. degrees go to native born U.S. citizens.
A few years back California was forced to relax its immigration laws so that Silicon Valley could import the necessary educated minds to continue doing business.
The national “Assessment of Educational Progress Test” showed a majority of High School students did not know when the Civil War took place, never heard of the Great Society, War of 1812, Patrick Henry, or Thomas Paine.
The understanding of most high school students, in many areas of study, is less than the body of knowledge known to the world in the 1600s.
So what can we do about this?
Many of the problems in education came about because the N.E.A. has taken over our public schools with a social agenda that is against the vision the founders of our nation fought and died to achieve.
Their activist programs have taught our children to feel great emotions over their causes, but have left them the most ignorant students of all developed nations. Their political power has also brought about policies that have given us the most ignorant teachers in the developed nations. The average U.S. teacher comes from the bottom 1/3 of their class, and scores 52 points below average on the SAT tests.
In 1998 the state of Massachusetts decided to begin testing newly certified teachers to make sure they had achieved at least an eleventh grade understanding. The test was failed by 59% of the teachers. Even after studying for the re-exam only an additional 8% were able to pass the test.
There are many very capable teachers, but statistically there are many more who should not be teaching our children. The current body of teachers are now entrenched due to tenure, giving us little hope for improving the quality of education through the public school system within the next 20 years, even if we changed hiring practices now.
One solution is home schooling. Usually this works very well, but sometimes it doesn’t. I have seen children home-schooled by parents whose ignorance was as vast as their hearts were distorted. Home schooling meant that these children were forced to grow and develop only in the toxic by-products of degenerate minds.
The best solution is perhaps a co-op school where parents volunteer to teach on a rotating basis with plenty of interactive educational software. Ideally there would be at least one full time teacher to oversee things, selected for her or his creative mind and deep understanding.
America’s children are brilliant, inventive and full of wonder, but the schools are holding them back. We can once again push the boundary between dreams and reality in America, but we must first rescue our children from the NEA. Then we can move on to “go where no man has gone before.”
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In our next edition we will go into Common Core, which we believe is short for Communist Core.