Developing Symbols: In General (Continuation IX)
The US economy became what it is today because the people are taught wrongly that the USA is a ‘free country.’ These two symbols also led to the three-symbol idea of a ‘free market economy.’ The teaching was wrong because it is based on the initial nature of man, who was free before nations came into existence. However, when nations came into existence, man’s freedom became limited. This limit is determined by how much freedom ‘the people’ will give its government. In the USA, ‘the people’ gave the US government what is said in the Declaration of Independence; what is said in the US Constitution; and what is said in all laws made by Congress. So, when Congress legalized the reduction of US manufacturing, it reduced our freedom to find manufacturing jobs and increased our slavery to service sector jobs. This legalization also increased the income for the manufacturing owners. So, a few people (the owners) became the ‘winners’ whereas many people (the workers) became the ‘losers.’
As seen, logical reasoning was behind this congressional legalization. This legislation thus added contradictions into the minds of all US citizens. A civil war will emerge eventually in any nation if its legislation is based primarily on logical reasoning. Changes in a nation must remove, rather than add, contradictions among ‘the people. What new laws must seek among ‘the people’ is cooperation or win/win logic.