S. B. Shine’s new ebook PAIN AWAITS is aptly titled because it displays the ache that the American authorities, economic system, and persons are experiencing as we start to concern 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 a scarcity of sturdy household values within the youthful generations, however he doesn’t dwell on the issues a lot because the options.
The way to clear up the issue of America’s present state of affairs is definitely an awesome subject to ponder, however Shine breaks the issue down into manageable chunks. The ebook is split into a number of components, every of which takes on a serious side of the issue, together with Monetary, Safety, Economic system, and what Shine calls “The Soiled Dozen.” This Soiled Dozen consists of subjects like whether or not taxes are too excessive or too low, the US’s appearing like a charity towards different international locations, 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 straightforward. It would doubtless be very painful, particularly to politicians who might have to simply accept decrease pay, to authorities workers who might not have soft jobs, and to many taxpayers.
Nor will everybody agree with the solutions-some won’t even agree about what the issues are. That mentioned, this ebook was very eye-opening for me on many subjects, 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 subjects 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 will all be grateful that our ancestors had been allowed to enter this nation. Nevertheless, Shine reveals that at present’s immigration state of affairs isn’t a dialogue of what America stands for as a rustic keen to take on this 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 coming into this nation are legitimately on the lookout for a greater life, there are additionally hard-core criminals seeking 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 international locations. Regardless of this actuality, Shine does not advocate for President Trump’s wall, per se, however slightly gives rational options for the 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 desires to assist.
One other subject that was very eye-opening to me was international help. It made me understand how the USA acts as if it is a charity by the help it offers to different international locations. As Shine reveals, the quantity of international help the USA offers, who that help is given to, and the explanations for giving it are all actually astonishing. I am all for serving to folks 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 remove unneeded international help and use the cash as an alternative to enhance our infrastructure and nationwide safety, which might profit all Americans, is tough to argue with.
One of many extra controversial proposals Shine makes has to do with the jail system. His perception is that jail techniques must impose more durable penalties; they shouldn’t be like nation golf equipment for criminals. One of many harshest strategies Shine makes in all the ebook is that the worst prisoners must be shipped to prisons abroad (overseen by the USA, after all)-this exile would make folks suppose 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 can be straightforward. Some choices can 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 persons 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 likely one of the scariest, if not the scariest, dealing with the USA at present. Shine gives an excruciating state of affairs of how terrorists might simply take over an American faculty, identical to the psychopathic faculty shooters we now have at present, solely these terrorists would achieve this not simply to kill youngsters and kill themselves, however to carry our kids 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 just a few hundred youngsters are at stake? In the event you learn this ebook for no different cause, it’s a must to 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 shocking, perhaps stunning, however fully real looking take a look at the state of our union. It might behoove each American to learn this ebook, and it must be required studying for anybody in an area, state, or nationwide authorities place. If our legislators would even implement just some of the well-thought out strategies S. B. Shine makes, I imagine America might return to being a steady nation that we are able to as soon as once more all be pleased with. Even should you do not agree with Shine on most factors, you’ll profit from studying PAIN AWAITS as a result of it would get you fascinated by doable options and hopefully encourage you to be an excellent citizen by taking motion, and that can make far more of a distinction than simply complaining about the best way issues at the moment are. In any case, change has to start with every of us.