I was asked if I could replicate America, if Americans from the Suburbs joined me in making a new country somewhere else.
I said that the answer is both Yes, AND No.
Yes I would have America's technology, and maybe more.
Yes I would have taken about 70 % of America's wealth with me.
Yes I would have taken about 80 to 90 % of America's higher education with me.
Yes I would have taken classic American Democrat, middle of the road politics with me.
Yes I would have taken SOME of America's food culture with me.
Yes I would have taken America's Can-Do attitude with me.
NO I would not duplicate America's diversity.
NO I would not duplicate America's Urban cultures.
NO I would not duplicate America's Urban, slum fashion.
NO I would not duplicate America's Far Right, OR far left political sectors.
NO I would not duplicate America's struggles with violent crime, illiteracy, and poverty.
NO I would not duplicate America's tolerance for more extremist minority people.
NO I would not duplicate MUCH of America's consumer habits, because the demographics are WILDLY different than what we call America.
NO I would not duplicate America's legal system (most likely).
There are some bad things that I would replicate with that, as well.
I would replicate the USA's addiction to prescription pain killers and anti anxiety medications.
I would replicate the USA's political immobilization and an addiction to a constitution that no longer exists (in our case).
I would replicate too much of the USA's broken Justice system.
I would replicate the USA's culture of discrimination
I would replicate the USA's high level of religious belief.
I would replicate quite a bit of the USA's problems with attitude and in some ways, make it worse.
The fact of the matter is, is that USA's political middle of road that would be replicated... is politically insufficient and leaves too much to be desired... its RIGHT WING, by a substantial margin.
AND It would FAIL to meet international expectations, or our newfound OBLIGATIONS under the UN that we're used to ignoring but no longer can... because we're no longer on our feet, we've disembarked from our protection, for more than two or three lifetimes, end to end.
And so on.
And having to do everything from scratch all over again...
Write a constitution.
Build a Government.
Build a totally new body of Legislation.
Make Government Agencies.
Build a brand new city.
We would quickly find out just how TRULY FAR right wing and complacent with the status quo that the American Democrats of that socioeconomic class, geopolitical culture, and chronology REALLY are... when we have actual REAL needs.
Like a need to actually MAKE what we want to have, or what we need (all over again).
And under the very best of circumstances, only if EVERYTHING goes right as far as our Transition from being STRICTLY AMERICAN to INTERNATIONALLY ASSIMILATED ... our country might look much more like AUSTRALIA, than the USA.
Because that's the CULTURAL TIDE of the world outside of the USA.
I would also fail to replicate the sheer amount of land per person that the USA has.
I'd be VERY lucky if the NEW Country, is about the size of an American state, in area.... and to have that, it would be freezing cold there, because that's the only land left of that size.