Community Based Advanced Industrial Block Parties
There are many odd things that one could discuss about our America today. As there are and virtually all of those odd things have to do with an equally odd notion that the vast majority of Americans want to discuss odd things, one has to wonder just exactly when such odd discussions of odd things will eventually come to a not so odd end.
As perhaps the oddest of things that we want to discuss is the overall lack of being able to define and create an organized national labor movement, as that movement is attached intimately to and equally organized corporate industrial expansion policy, and, as both of these movements are directly related to the creation of jobs that will enable us to finally get something done in our America, it strikes me that escaping the odd world we have created in our obsession with talking about creating jobs will only come about once in fact these jobs are actually created.
Having said this, what would happen if we were to create an American labor movement that was truly sustainable?
In the first place, virtually all of the jobs we would, could and need to create are extraordinarily labor intensive within this unfolding 21st century mixed energy use industrial scenario - in other words, intellectuals need not apply, computer and information technology geeks probably should not apply. environmental scientists should not apply, psychologists need not apply, extreme left or right leaning politicians need not apply, and, finally, anyone that has ever been abused as a child probably should not apply.
In the second place, as all of these jobs are directly associated with the reconstruction of both our nation’s housing sector and public utility infrastructure, and. as all of these jobs are labor intensive and none of them have anything whatsoever to do with anything other than using our hands to build new and rebuild old houses and in turn rebuild old and build new infrastructure to service these houses, how do we as Americans actually get on with the task of doing with our hands what it is that we have quite half heartedly envisioned in our minds for far too long?
How do we take what, for all practical purposes, has become a national essay on theoretical industrial possibilities and turn that essay into applied industrial accomplishment?
As far as this author is concerned, the best way to accomplish this is to begin on a national level the process of preventing publishers of non alternative energy home improvement magazines and producers of home improvement based television shows from presenting information that does not have a “combined national economic and industrial as well environmental benefit” attached to its programming content.
In other words, just as we have PG, PG13 and R rated movies, we should, most likely have, some sort of a rating system for home improvement shows.
Think about what I am saying for a few minutes!
Now that you have, consider the fact that the vast majority of our nations' current home improvement shows have swashbuckling (hero) gentlemen in carpenter belts and lovely young lady (heroin)designers in tight fitting tank tops orchestrating the bizarre drama of "working with the distraught and confused homeowners, and, as virtually all of these publications and television programs are designed to promote the singular interests and isolated points of view of ego centered would be architects, interior designers and dysfunctional real estate agents who only happen too know someone in the magazine and media industry, the fact of the matter is, their points of view are funded by the advertisers promoting them and not the overall growth of the whole and entire industrial nation they actually live in.
As the promotion of both medical products have ratings and food products are strictly regulated by government oversight, the housing industry, which is indeed the largest industry in our nation, is simply not regulated at all. And, as it is not, both the housing industry and the mortgage industry sit like idiot couch potatoes watching reruns of R rated feature films and DUH rated home improvement shows while listening benignly to commercials about aspirin. Yet, as virtually every segment of our nation’s future industrial growth potential is keyed to the reinvigorated housing industry, why is it that within the odd mindset of those who feel as if it is their right to build anything it is that they want to build within the walls of their own home, that virtually none of the wonderful improvements they are making for themselves are tied to the larger responsibility of growing a sustainable national public utility grid an even more sustainable public infrastructure and transportation grid and an even more sustainable industrial growth grid?
As the makers of a simple tablet of aspirin must jump through enormous regulatory hurdles in order to represent their product safely to the consumer, the makers of toilets of which every American sits upon to discard the remnants of that aspirin are free to state in the most simplistic of terms that their toilet meets certain mundane if not altogether useless EPA or industry based flushing requirements.
As the aspirin has an effect on virtually every organ of the human body and the manufacturer of that aspirin must clearly state these facts, the maker of the toilet does not have to state what happens to the ingredients deposited in that toilet once the device is flushed. As long as the flush does not involve more than 1.2 gallons of water, toilet manufacturers are free to sell these things willy-nilly throughout America.
While this might sound ridiculous, anyone in the building trades will attest to the fact that the toilet is to the entire plumbing industry what the aspirin is to the entire human body. While using the toilet is as simple as ingesting an aspirin, the end result of that use has a lasting effect on our whole and quite remarkably dynamic whole industrial plumbing system. From how that water first arrives at the toilet flush valve to the ultimate re-purification of that water, there are simply dozens of industrial processes involved with both the water and the toilet and the hundreds of American industries that are directly involved with the progressive consciousness of a proactive 21st century industrial toilet flush.
As we are, after forty some years of debate, finally concluding there is a need to reform healthcare as that care pertains to the human body both medically and economically , is not the toilet a part of the system that cares for the human body?
And, as we know in fact that it is, should we not again regulate what is and is not being said about the toilet and the plumbing system that attaches it to the public utility infrastructure that is responsible for assuring the end product of the flush is both environmentally safe and economically sustainable?
Unfortunately in our America today, our homes (and our toilets), the dwellings we dream of building, residing in and sitting upon have become the victims of glossy magazine dreams and whimsical television shows. As they have, and, as the products that go into them can in the simplistic of terms, be defined in no other terms but " fashionable with no industrial rating of either G or R" in, and, of themselves, none of them are actually sustainable within the much broader and much more economically and industrially diverse infrastructure we as 21st century, energy conscious industrialists, manufacturing corporations, organized labor leaders and politicians as well as ordinary American homeowners and equally ordinary American mortgage lenders, (not to mention health care providers), have the potential to create as a team.
So as we watch these home shows and dream of someday fixing up our houses, the development of advanced national public utility infrastructure which creates the jobs that will enable us ultimately to afford to pay for either our toilets or national healthcare are not forthcoming.
As the technologies related to the plumbing industry are every bit as advanced as the technologies related to the medical industry, suggesting that home improvement magazines and home shows can be allowed to briefly touch simply upon the surface of what goes into making the infrastructure of our nations' toilets work belies the fact that such fantastical and theoretical toiletry nonsense no longer does. Of course, the same is true with every aspect of the building industry as it is as well true with every sector of our nation’s emerging mixed energy use utility and broad spectrum infrastructure grid.
As it is wonderful to hear about someone who can afford to install a singular solar collection system upon the roof of the home they live in and it is fascinating to hear about the vision of massive solar collector farms, both descriptions and both visions are absolutely useless to the American who does not actually have a job in the very solar field that promises to create such jobs.
If in fact we as a nation are actually to benefit from the remarkable advancement in all technologies directly related to the growth of both our housing and public utility sector, all forms of media that have anything whatsoever to do with the promotion of products associated with these technologies must operate within the benchmarks established by the development of what this author suggests should be a comprehensive set of Universally Applied National Building Codes (UANBC).
As the longer we put off what this author insists must be uniform legislation that clearly dictates what can be said about certain building products and systems, the longer isolated and disconnected personal opinion will continue to undermine national public policy regarding the regulated growth of all industries related to what should clearly be our most dynamic century of American architectural growth and global economic and industrial output as that output pertains to our housing market.
As UANBC building codes are (or should be) the benchmark that determines the growth of all industries related to the building sector, our failure to establish a uniform regulatory body that informs and educates the homeowner, has reduced our nation’s capacity to benefit financially from the manufacturing and distribution of those products just the same.
In an economy that enables people only the financial luxury of purchasing glossy magazines while sitting unemployed on easy toilet chairs in a technologically dysfunctional American living (bath)rooms is not an economy. An economy that fosters the construction of state of the art greenhouses attached to that living (bath) room is an economy that states industrial progress associated with that greenhouse being fertilized in part by gray water, in part by rainwater and in part by municipal water enables the homeowner something much more tangible to come home to. As the technologies associated with that greenhouse enable indoor water quality to be managed to an entirely new level of human comfort as that comfort is measured by sitting on the toilet while being financially able to do so? The materials, the manufacturing entities charged with the production of those materials, the regulatory entities that allow the manufacturing entities to flourish should probably be on the same American Economic Page Americans read while sitting on that toilet.
How To Build An American Greenhouse, Toilet Based Economy
As the economy generated from installing greenhouses, green garden wall systems or green toiletry systems in every home in America would clearly define a most dynamic blueprint for only one 21st century industrial job growth sector as that sector is defined as a quite diversified plumbing sector, that economy would in turn serve to create clearly new definitions of home and real estate value as well as "sustainable greenhouse toilet based mortgage viability American National Plumbing Sectors". No Shit, and, really, no pun intended! Nothing about what I'm saying is the least bit funny or humorous.
While what just I said might sound somewhat absurd, as our American homes are today, in many more ways than not, clearly valueless, it is the fact that the industries that are supposed to be put in place simply have not been, is clearly much more absurd.
Again, the only possible way to accomplish the broader goal of elevating the toilet to the thrown is to establish UANBC building codes that upon authentication at both federal and states levels afford American corporate entities and American labor entities a virtual encyclopedia of new toilet management technologies to come on line, and, while virtually everything I've described above in terms of the toilet being a center or centrifugal industrial and economic force that is well worth putting up a sizable American economic priority stink about, there are many in traditional American politics who choose to argue that market forces and market forces alone should dictate the independent growth of these industries which is of course why useless home improvement television shows currently flourish.
What a foolish notion.
Market forces have historically in our America only been able to grow once the infrastructure required to allow these forces to flourish has been put into motion. As today there are several companies involved in the manufacturing of such technologies as solar panels and these technologies represent enormous industrial and economic growth potential, the same is most clearly true of the companies that are related to our entire national plumbing infrastructure, thus far however, the only thing the federal government has done to promote the growth of these companies is to provide a homeowner with a clearly inane and superfluous tax credit which is clearly at odds with what has historically never been the role of government.
As the federal government is supposed to be collecting sales taxes from the manufacturing of solar panels in every bit the same manner as it is supposed to be collecting taxes from every other energy sector known in our 21st century mixed energy use industrial portfolio, the same reality should also be true for the incoming and outgoing energies that do justify the simple installation of a simple toilet just as it is as well, supposed to be collecting income taxes from those employed not only in the solar and toilet industries, but the greenhouse construction industries as well. If in fact national building codes integrated by law the collective notion of applied solar, toilet and greenhouse energies into every home, the homeowner would through such law, clearly have the ability to choose from a variety of manufacturers just precisely what system would work best for their particular living situation. If in turn all solar, toilet and greenhouse systems were integrated into an entirely new sub-structural definition of what public utility grids actually mean to our 21st century industrial economy, these grids would of course have the full capacity to grow and become what advanced public utility grids in America are supposed to be becoming which are tangible examples of our collective industrial progress.
As this progress is not forthcoming, neither is the growth of an American workforce that is desperately wanting to emerge, one does not need to look at any of these facts in order to realize the remarkable amount of work that must be accomplished can only be done so by the creation of a very definable sense of national industrial order. The establishment of national building codes virtually guarantees that order.
As our federal government is for all practical purposes trying to facilitate this broad spectrum growth, thus far the inequities of industrial disorder still plague our collective ability to actualize sustainable economic growth. But, as confusing as all of this might sound, there actually is a rather simple way to put what I have described into action throughout every single community in our nation.
Mike Patrick Dahlke