The Antediluvian Agrarian World:

An Editorial Done by Tinglin Shi

Is it Time to Alter the American Dream?

Is it time to change? Is it time to renounce Jefferson's Agrarian Dream?


This question has echoed in the minds of many Americans who have suffered from the hardships of the controversial paradigm, and have considered the fate of America (Including me). I am a struggling farmer in New York whose crops have failed. Many more of my neighbors have experienced the same situation. Some would simply inquire why would some "shallow mavericks" would question the methods of the archetypal lifestyle of farming, which has brought many a prosperous life. However, they haven't seen the full magnitude of this "trivial" quandary.


Farmers like me have to experience the adversity of farming. Although it has given good windfall to those who succeed, the vast majority of America has not struck it rich. The dissonance of more than a plethora strong of Americans has brought to America a predicament of the most bothersome nature. The economy can't rely on farming alone. Already an extensive search of the next overnight-success has been called for by the many.


However, a new discovery in this dogmatic economy has shown promise; manufacturing. The profound examples are revolutionary; the people, extraordinary. A novel machine invented by Samuel Slater has proven its worth in the textile industry. Eli Whitney, an inventor, conceived of the brilliant idea of usage of interchangeable parts. A dozen more innovations have already revolutionized America.


Could the manufacturing business revolutionize America? Can this potentially double-edged economy succeed? Can the 19th century America manifest into a world power? The fate of America might very well rest in the hands of the manufacturing business in the near future, and not Agriculture.