11 August 2017

Alternate History...

While watching historic movies of WW1 and WW2, the thought often comes to mind...
What kind of world would we now be living in if Germany and Japan, instead of spending all their monetary and human treasure on waging war, had simply devoted their efforts to making the products they make today... Hondas, BMWs, Lexus's, and Mercedes Benz's?

Germany's major cities were totally destroyed and had to be rebuilt before they could re-industrialize.
Japan's major cities also felt the sting, and LOTS of money had to be spent rebuilding.
What if that money, spent on waging war, then rebuilding infrastructure,  had, instead, been spent on producing quality product to sell to the world?
Would "Made in China" now be stamped on the base of all the products being sold in WalMart?

Seems to me a REAL leader should be out there asking that question today...
"Do you really want to go down this road? Wouldn't it be better to spend your currency feeding your people and making your country stronger?"

I don't see any leader asking these questions.

Someone should.


The Old Man said...

I think that PDJT has the same view, and may change a lot of things.
Pretty sure he'll do better than HRC in the long run.
But that;s just me.

Old NFO said...

That makes too much sense, although Trump IS trying to do that... FWIW...

Greybeard said...

To both above-
I hear Trump wanting to bring jobs home and improve quality here.
I DO NOT hear him asking the question, "Instead of spending money threatening everyone, why not be the best at what you do? In the long run, wouldn't that be better for your country?"
I want to hear it.