Skip to comments.What would the world be like with no Americans?
Posted on 06/01/2004 2:50:50 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs
The first big summertime movie opened this holiday weekend. It's called "The Day After Tomorrow." Much of humanity ends up flooded, frozen or minced in a natural blender due to global warming.
It is a movie that will no doubt produce rave reviews from former Vice President Al Gore, world champion of the fight against global warming.
Another film with the word "Day" in the title is scheduled to come to a theater near you this summer. That movie is called "A Day Without a Mexican." The picture is already showing in California.
The film is about the chaos there would be if Californians woke up one morning and all 12 million of the state's Hispanics had disappeared.
"A Day Without a Mexican" is currently showing only in metro Los Angeles, so when I mentioned it to some people at lunch the other day, they didn't know what I was talking about.
I told them about the plot of the provocative comedy. Restaurants were suddenly without busboys and waiters. Schools were without teachers and janitors. Farms were left to rot. Hispanic elected officials, including California's lieutenant governor, vanished.
One woman at my lunch table, a federal government official from Washington, cringed at the mere public mention of such a politically incorrect storyline. She then suggested that somebody ought to make a movie called "A Day Without Americans."
That's actually a good idea, especially when framed by Memorial Day.
Imagine what it would be like for just one day without any Americans in the world.
To start, Calgary would have already won the NHL's Stanley Cup because there would be no team from Tampa to challenge them.
But there would be more serious problems for the world without the much-maligned Americans.
During a day without Americans, Iraq would instantly become open territory, like the wild, wild west. There wouldn't be a single American soldier there to fend off Saddam Hussein's leftovers.
Without its own government and army and surrounded by nations that would enjoy pillaging its natural riches, Iraq would at once become part of Iran, Russia, Syria, Turkey or whichever nation's troopers could get there fastest. But first of course, there would be the traditional slaughter.
During a day without Americans, Osama bin Laden would emerge from his cave and take over as prime minister of a new Afghanistan. He would reassume his throne of evil and then claim control of the whole world. Without Americans, who would be there to argue with him? The French?
During a day without Americans, North Korea would rapidly invade South Korea. The wedge of peace that has prevented such a march, those 37,500 U.S. troops at the border between the two nations, would not be there. There would be no American ships and planes to retaliate against such a takeover. From that point on, the entire region would be up for grabs.
During a day without Americans, Israel would be besieged from all sides. Without an American government supporting the free state, Israel would fall.
The absence of Americans in the world for a day wouldn't just cause political and military mayhem.
It would cause people to go hungry, to freeze to death, to stop learning and to die of diseases - people who would otherwise survive and thrive.
Forget about all the unsung Americans around the world who would no longer be there to perform noble jobs and carry out individual acts of goodwill. Just consider the U.S. Agency for International Development, which goes by the acronym USAID.
On Nov. 3, 1961 President John F. Kennedy established USAID to administer international economic assistance programs. It became the first U.S. foreign assistance organization aimed at directly supporting developing nations, without political or military interference.
USAID has survived changes in administrations, political party control and economic downturns to accomplish a simple mission: help people.
During a day without Americans and without USAID, programs that save and improve lives would disappear in Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; Europe and Eurasia.
Here are just a few examples of what would result from a day without Americans:
In Liberia, most pregnant women would once again be three hours away from the nearest health facility. Without Americans, the 20 "delivery homes" established by USAID in local counties to ensure safe delivery services would not exist.
In Vietnam, thousands of disabled adults and children would be shunned by a population that does not appreciate their talents and abilities. Without Americans, USAID programs in a former enemy-nation would no longer train young people in the skills they need to get decent jobs.
In Paraguay, a young child would die because there would be no road for his parents to get him to the hospital. Without Americans, the 3.7-mile cobblestone road that allows rural residents to bypass frequently flooded dirt roads would be non-existent.
In Albania, thousands of women and children would once again work seven days a week from 3 a.m. until sundown milking cows. Without an American USAID program that has trained 12,000 Albanian dairy farmers since 1993, the agriculture industry would look as it did under communist rule.
On this Memorial Day, remember what the world would be like on a day without Americans.
Then you'll understand why America is fighting for the day without tyrants and terrorists.
Chuck Goudie, whose column appears each Monday, is the chief investigative reporter at ABC7 News in Chicago. The views in this column are his own and not those of WLS-TV. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Damn straight. Very well said; thanks for posting it. Time to e-mail this to a few liberal friends & relatives.
Saddam and Grimorrah?
(Everybody like Chinese cooking?)
Israel has over 100 nuclear weapons -- just in case. I'm not counting them out.
America has done so much good for the world, it's pathetic.
Also, the world economy would instantly go into a depression because the U.S. Dollar suddenly has no worth. U.S. Companies no longer exist, and maybe most importantly, the world's biggest consumer of exported goods is gone.
Without the American Navy there would be no sea trade as it would be overrun by pirates.
About 40 years ago there was an incredibly racist off-Broadway play called "Day of Absence" in which all the blacks disappeared from a small Southern town and the bumbling white folks couldn't clean their own toilets or take out their own garbage.
Sounds like this movie is a plagiarized ripoff.
No good deed goes unpunished.
I'm not counting them out.
Neither is Israel's King-Messiah-God Jesus
Without the US State Department holding the short leash, Israel would kick ass.
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Is this the new 'DNC' slogan?
The weapons will not save Israel, but they will be released by the last Israeli as he stands on the beach about to be overrun.
Hey HL Discovery Channel has documentary about this what would happen if was NO America
One thing for sure the dude that study it claim that Israel would fallen under Arab smackdown in 1948 if there was no America
I do agree
Without America we would be eating Swiss Cheese burgers.
The flip side to a "Day without a Mexican" in places like LA could mean millions in savings for taxpayers. Think about the decreased level of gang activity, murders, ER's actually able to function, taxes being lowered because of the decreased need for food stamps and ESL plus Americans getting off their collective fat butts and mowing their own lawns.......one can only hope.
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