Sunday, November 05, 2006

The one thing my country does not have.....--United States

....is a CLUE. A clue regarding treatment of other nations and its people. A clue about how to helpfully intervene between countries that are killing each other because we want to help the innocent involved and not just gain politically and moneitarily for our aggressive efforts. A clue about what it takes to make a strong nation filled with educated, healthy, productive and happy citizens. A clue about how to care for women and children in need of shelter from their abusive partners. A clue as to care for the ailing and aging population with dignity and respect. A clue about feeding the hungry and sheltering the millions of homeless people in our country. We are a country that is trying to starve ourselves to death for some ideal of beauty while millions of people die every day and suffer because of hunger. We have lost our way as a country.

We are considered the most powerful nation in the world and we are apathetic and ignorant of ways of helping that involve sacrifice and a greater good.

There are millions of caring and compassionate people in our country but the richest of our country (about 1% of our total population...) tend to run everything. Our culture has shifted from a country of hard working honest people to a culture of commercialism, capitalism and corruption.

Our local mid-term elections are this Tuesday November 7th...GET OUT AND VOTE. It is the privledged that many countries do not have.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's good to know that at least some of you do have a Clue... and hope things change after this election!

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Irene said...

I guess this is what happening everywhere... sigh...

12:24 PM  
Blogger Rebelde said...

The perception of an american citizen in other countries is someone who doesn't have a clue abuot what's going on in the rest of the planet, self centered, you may say... let's hope, for the sake of all, that more americans can develop a concience about how important the USA are to world and the potential your country has to make a positive impact in our civilization. It's good to know that at least one american has a clue

6:29 PM  
Blogger Jock said...

Rebelde ir right... It's good to know that at least one american has a clue!
The election is coming, and it´s a good chance to get rid of some of the bad politicians. That if the Kerry doesn´t put everything on the trash again...

6:52 PM  
Blogger cole edwards said...

Well, as of Nov 7th we are now on a better path.

We have the first woman EVER Speaker of the House and the Democrats control both Houses AND our numbnut defense guy Donald Rumsfeld "resigned" after the military paper and most of the citizens were calling for his removal from office. Now lets just hope that some the other side can do some positive things. I can only hope.

3:08 AM  

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