Decline by Design – Will We Lose Our Nation through Attrition?
An individual, a business or a nation has to reach beyond what is perceived as achievable or even possible in order to realize innovation and prosperity. The mindset that a nation can go beyond perceived barriers and access limitless undiscovered and untapped wealth is the mindset that powers a nation’s future. In contrast, the present day United States and much of the world are moving into the future with a mindset of limits, scarcity and creative poverty. Many future publications, including the Global 2025 report, have predicted a future with the United States in decline and thus being eclipsed by China and other projected rising nations.
This Global 2025 document was prepared by The National Intelligence Council (NIC). The National Intelligence Council is the Intelligence Community’s center for midterm and long-term strategic thinking. If all of our up and coming policy makers are crafting policy relative to the premise of our nation’s inevitable decline, we are evermore likely to experience this decline as a self fulfilling prophecy. Where is the companion document “US Blue Print for sustained global pre-eminence for the next century”? When there seems to be a consensus for an undesirable outcome, how can we hope to overcome that outcome without implementing a counter plan and call to action. Continue reading