“I’ve made a decision that America should take action. But I also believe that we will be much more effective, we will be stronger, if we take action together as one nation.” —President Obama before meeting with members of Congress on Syria:
The biggest problem with that statement is that Congress doesn’t really represent one nation.
A workplace is where one Orients (OODA loop) towards an advantage in the environment Observed (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act). One-nation doesn’t reside in Congress’s workspace.
While we can Observe ourselves as one-nation, the advantage Corporate America has in the environment we all (including Congress) Observe has overwhelmed every other advantage positioned in the environment.
So if the MICC (Military, Industrial, Congressional Complex) has some Manufactured goods that they would like to get rid of, there is little chance Congress will vote against getting rid of unwanted resources (bombs and all that unspent ammunition). This is, at least in part, because it is to the advantage of Congress to vote with the MICC. After all, there are very few congressmen/women, or their children who will have to risk their lives towards the advantage.
So while it might seem a victory to the U.S.A, having “one nation” supporting the Action of someone so Oriented as Obama, the truth is “one nation” is a falsehood.
At 50+ percent, Obama represents “one nation” more than Congress does. So getting Congress on-board has little to do with uniting under “one nation” and more with Acting as Obama wants, with or without the nation.
The percentage of that “one” nation, Oriented towards the MICC, shadows all other positions.
It’s like blocking out the image of the sun in the shadow of your finger. Yeah, it works, but only in a very limited environment.