Utopia – An ideally perfect place, especially in its social, political, and moral aspects.
Recently one of our readers suggested that we were trying to create a Utopia with the Pro American Party and its platform. Flattering, but not really.
The PAP has simply designed a platform that looks at structural problems within our society and addresses them.
As mentioned in a previous post, the platform of the PAP creates a floor, not a ceiling. The PAP attempts to recognize human needs that ALL of us have and design a political structure that addresses the most basic of these needs. To be sure, the rich and super-rich will largely not like our platform. Our platform requires more of them. Our platform requires more from U.S. corporations. This lies is stark contrast to an ideology of self-interest.
In his 1943 paper, “A Theory of Human Motivation,” Abraham Maslow outlined a hierarchy of human needs. According to Maslow a person needs to fulfill his/her most basic needs before s/he can fulfill higher level needs.
When you look at the platform of the PAP you can see we only address the bottom two levels of human needs. So Utopia – no. But it is a start and gives people a chance to become the people they want to be.