S. B. Shine’s new ebook PAIN AWAITS is aptly titled because it displays the ache that the American authorities, economic system, and individuals are experiencing as we start to worry that, just like the Roman Empire, we’re in our decline and fall. Shine discusses most of the causes of this case, starting from unlawful immigration and authorities overspending to the drug tradition and an absence of robust household values within the youthful generations, however he doesn’t dwell on the issues a lot because the options.
How one can clear up the issue of America’s present state of affairs is well an amazing subject to ponder, however Shine breaks the issue down into manageable chunks. The ebook is split into a number of elements, every of which takes on a significant facet of the issue, together with Monetary, Safety, Economic system, and what Shine calls “The Dirty Dozen.” This Soiled Dozen consists of matters like whether or not taxes are too excessive or too low, the US’s performing like a charity towards different nations, regulation, voting, unions, government-owned property, Russia, and the significance of volunteering.
The ebook’s title can also be becoming as a result of implementing the solutions-doing the arduous work of fixing America’s problems-will not be simple. It is going to probably be very painful, particularly to politicians who might have to simply accept decrease pay, to authorities workers who could now not have comfortable jobs, and to many taxpayers.
Nor will everybody agree with the solutions-some won’t even agree about what the issues are. That stated, this ebook was very eye-opening for me on many matters, and whereas I didn’t agree with all of Shine’s opinions or options, I discovered that he by no means held again in telling it like it’s, and he all the time argued his factors very rationally, backing them up with analysis and quite a few citations. In reality, that is no small ebook, and the depth of Shine’s analysis into his matters actually amazed me.
One subject Shine mentioned that made me change how I believed was the topic of immigration. I’ve by no means understood the necessity for a wall or why we should always have such a powerful anti-immigration coverage once we are a rustic of immigrants and may all be grateful that our ancestors have been allowed to enter this nation. Nonetheless, Shine reveals that right this moment’s immigration state of affairs just isn’t a dialogue of what America stands for as a rustic prepared to take on the planet’s teeming lots longing to be free. As an alternative, the unlawful immigration drawback is one through which gangs and drug smugglers are closely concerned. Whereas most of the unlawful immigrants getting into this nation are legitimately on the lookout for a greater life, there are additionally hard-core criminals trying to revenue on the expense of our nation by getting our residents hooked on medicine and taking their cash, with out paying taxes on it, again to their very own nations. Regardless of this actuality, Shine does not advocate for President Trump’s wall, per se, however moderately affords rational options for the best way to shield the border. Right here once more, I admired Shine as a result of he doesn’t come off as a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, however merely as a real patriot with widespread sense who needs to assist.
One other subject that was very eye-opening to me was international help. It made me notice how america acts as if it is a charity by the help it offers to different nations. As Shine reveals, the quantity of international help america offers, who that help is given to, and the explanations for giving it are all actually astonishing. I am all for serving to individuals in want however not on the expense of our personal monetary or political stability. With our $20 trillion-and-counting nationwide debt, Shine’s argument that we should always eradicate unneeded international help and use the cash as an alternative to enhance our infrastructure and nationwide safety, which might profit all Americans, is difficult to argue with.
One of many extra controversial proposals Shine makes has to do with the jail system. His perception is that jail methods must impose harder penalties; they shouldn’t be like nation golf equipment for criminals. One of many harshest options Shine makes in your complete ebook is that the worst prisoners ought to be shipped to prisons abroad (overseen by america, after all)-this exile would make individuals assume twice about committing crimes. I’ve to confess this sounds a bit merciless to the prisoners, however as Shine factors out, households might nonetheless go to or Skype with prisoners, and it will be cheaper to function prisons off American soil. Shine does not fake this or any of his options shall be simple. Some choices shall be tough and trigger ache if we wish to flip across the mess our nation has gotten itself into, however on this state of affairs, these individuals are, in any case, criminals so that they need to do their share in bearing that ache.
After which there’s terrorism. This subject is among the scariest, if not the scariest, dealing with america right this moment. Shine affords an excruciating situation of how terrorists might simply take over an American faculty, identical to the psychopathic faculty shooters now we have right this moment, solely these terrorists would accomplish that not simply to kill youngsters and kill themselves, however to carry our youngsters for ransom after which kill them anyway after they obtained the ransom money-and regardless of the federal government coverage to not negotiate with terrorists, how might they do in any other case when a number of hundred youngsters are at stake? For those who learn this ebook for no different motive, you must learn what Shine has to say about terrorism and our greatest hopes for stopping it from taking place in our nation.
Total, PAIN AWAITS is a stunning, perhaps stunning, however fully life like have a look at the state of our union. It could behoove each American to learn this ebook, and it ought to be required studying for anybody in a neighborhood, state, or nationwide authorities place. If our flesh pressers would even implement only a few of the well-thought out options S. B. Shine makes, I imagine America might return to being a secure nation that we will as soon as once more all be pleased with. Even for those who do not agree with Shine on most factors, you’ll profit from studying PAIN AWAITS as a result of it is going to get you fascinated about attainable options and hopefully encourage you to be citizen by taking motion, and that may make far more of a distinction than simply complaining about the way in which issues at the moment are. In any case, change has to start with every of us.