patricio and i continued talking about the super bowl last night. he was commenting on how popular american football is in mexico--on how a national football league here would quickly become an extremely profitable and closely-followed enterprise.
and this led my idealist to pose a question: what if everything from the north pole to the yucatan peninsula was one, big country? what if the nfl could recruit players from universities so racially diverse that they included speakers of inuit, nahuatl, english, french and spanish?
it's a good question. patricio said that until he met me and had the chance to see more of the united states, he never thought that a republic could really work. he liked what he saw, though. and he wondered if a combination of mexican, canadian and american political thought could become an even better governmental amalgam.
more and more questions emerged: would it work? how would we change the educational system to teach future politicians to govern? what kind of medical care system would we have? how long would it take for us to become bilingual? or trilingual? how many more teams could be added to the nfl?
what would be gained? what would be lost?
what do you think?