I don’t normally get political on this blog. I tend to want to keep this about game design or movies or zombies or other random passing thoughts. However, lately I’ve been thinking about all these wars that the United States is getting involved in and the common refrain that we should “bring our troops home”. The reality, of course, is that we will never see all the troops come home from the Middle East. As far as I am aware, and I could be wrong since I’m not a history professor, the United States has never completely left a country that we weren’t forced out of once we went in. We’ve got military bases in Japan and Germany and every other country we’ve ever invaded.
“But that’s not what they mean” you might be saying, and you are right. They don’t really want us to bring all the troops home. These people just want us to stop fighting, bring our large combat units home and leave the usual peace keeping forces behind. But I’ve got another idea…
We should recall all troops. All troops. Everywhere. We should close all foreign bases and begin construction on a giant impenetrable dome to enclose the United States. Think of it as a jobs program. To make this happen we will be required to annex parts of Canada and possibly some of the Caribbean. A dome, after all, is a circle at the base and the United States isn’t exactly an island. In exchange for the parts of Canada we will be required to take we will give them Alaska. Hawaii, being too far away to include inside the dome, will be allowed to form their own country, taking the US’s seats in all international forums since we won’t need them anymore. I do not envy them their fight to retain a voice, seeing as how they won’t wield much in the way of military power, but perhaps they’ll be able to cozy up to a few European nations and trade vacation homes for protection.
Once the dome is completed, we will begin phase two, wherein the dome is converted into a sphere with large engines constructed deep beneath the earth. At the end of phase two, the sphere will separate from Earth proper and take position as a second moon to the remaining planet. Should the separation of the United Sphere of America cause the destruction of the rest of the Earth, we apologize in advance and promise to build a memorial garden, with both a commissioned work of art and a commemorative plaque.
This is the best, and in my opinion the only, option for the future. It must be done to protect freedom, justice and the American way.