Tuesday, November 11, 2014

科学的に、アメリカは失敗国家です。 America: Scientifically, a failing state.

Recently three Japanese scientists won the Nobel prize.  This is a fantastic thing.  However, one of them, Mr. Nakamura Shuji, has changed his citizenship to American.  He recently gave an interview, where he extolls the virtues of America compared to Japan.



In the interview in the article, he talks much about American superiority.  He says America is an innovative country that allows people freedom.  And that it welcomes immigrants.


He says that all Japanese are the same.  In America there are very poor and the super rich.


He talks about the American dream.  He says that America is superior because English is a world language.


In fact, he insults Japan by stating clearly that Japan is an inferior country.

正直に言うと、日本が 劣等の国の事を言って、日本に失礼な事を言っています。 

Well, I am very happy that Professor Nakamura has found success and happiness in America.  He is very lucky.  But, like other people who worship America, he has missed some very vital important facts about America.


I call this people who blindly worship America masochistic Japanese.


The facts are, the state of American science is dismal.  The 2013 sequester is still in effect, much science research has been cut.



There is still extreme mistrust of science by the American Right wing.  What this means is, that Republican legislators will make every effort to deny funds to scientists.



America is suffering a science brain drain.  Scientists are leaving government research for the private sector, or moving overseas.




And American science students rank pretty close to worst in the developed world.



Bright young Americans these days look for careers in finance, or as lawyers.


And because of visa restrictions dating back to the Bush era, bright young foreign scientists are finding it impossible to enter the United States to begin careers.  Mr. Nakamura is very wrong here, America is no longer a nation of immigrants.



Well, it true that many people still come to the United States illegally.  But they do not have skills.  Their fate is to be slaves for low wages in the US.  That is still better than where they come from, but not a compliment to America.


With the skyrocketing costs of US higher education, it is highly unlikely that such people could produce a scientist such as Mr. Nakamura within 3 or 4 generations.


What this all means is that the ability of America to maintain itself as a civilized state is in doubt.  This could actually destroy America.  However, I think that drought will destroy America faster.


And more and more comments like these are appearing from average Americans in the blogosphere.  First he lists all of America’s problems.  Then, what does this person say is the best things for individual Americans to do?  Get a passport and leave.



This writer says that originally most Americans came to America in search of a better life.  And now, that since the state of America is so dismal, Americans should leave looking for a better life in some other country.


Mr. Nakamura, Japan is a fine country to live in.  I am very happy to be here.  And in 15 years, Japan will be the best country in the world to be in.


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