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-1Let me begin by saying that i'm completely unsure about the origin of the prevailing attitude of self-righteousness, that has made its home in the minds of, at one time, a compassionate and understanding people. Not only are we ignoring the problems, pain, and suffering of poverty, unemployment, and starvation, but now it seems that it has become fashionable to belittle and degrade the poor as well. Facts are also facts, and i know more than few people who, had it not been for the system that they now want to deny others access to, they would not be here today. The percentage that will agree is miniscule at best, but right is right and we all know whats right in our heart of hearts. Beginning around 1620, a ship full of homeless people, fleeing from oppression, poverty, and the tyrannical rule of an elitist government, and economical system, landed here in north america. The rich had the poor doing all the work, but kept the majority of the money so the poor got tired of it and left, and came here. Of course they brought that same attitude with them, for when they got here they eventually took the land from the people who already lived here, and started their own little oppressive country. However, after MUCH bloodshed, mainly by the lesser equipped individuals, we eventually reached a point where things had fairly evened out,not completely, but as close as we had ever been, before, or since. According to all the polls that i could find on the net, the decades of the sixties and seventies are generally considered to be the best, and most balanced time in american history. There was a thriving middle class, a fulcrum if you will, between the rich and the poor. Growth in music and art. Lessons of war were actually being learned, and people were at least TRYING to care about each other, free love and all that. Health care was affordable, more so than it is today. There was food and jobs, people cared about their planet,(their home), and they didn't seem to mind sharing with their fellow man because there was plenty to go around, at least it appeared that way. We even had people that took up the call of unity, Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon, to name just a few. Of course, as in every time period, there were dark spots, but they were fewer and and father between than they are today. That brings us to now. Today are many things going on in this country that are not only being swept under the rug, they are being celebrated. The, at one time, balanced economy, is in complete turmoil, due mostly to the fulcrum being broken. The middle class is becoming all but non-existent. Therefor money is harder to get, and even harder to keep. The social security system, put in place to protect us in our old age, is being used to pay bills in the present, thereby eliminating our future nest egg. There are 3.5 million homeless people on the streets, and 39% of that total are children under the working age( so when I hear people say "homeless people need to get a job it really chaps my ass (pardon my english) because a third of them are kids.). Eighty percent of that total, which hads risen since the most recent posting of numbers, live in inner cities, and are regularly, figuratively spat upon be their fellow citizens who now want to make it harder for these people,( again a third of them kids), to get food, money, or medical care, in affect killing their fellow countrymen. The remaining remnants of middle class families, weather they realize it or not, are but one lost job away from joining the homeless ranks. A far cry from the two before mentioned decades. Our government has put us in debt, to the tune of over 16 trillion dollars, and everybody thinks its one guy doing that. It now costs as much, in gas, to get to work in a month as it does to pay your rent. The people are being placated to these issues by technology, which is not only helping to sever the bonds of human contact, but hypnotizing us into a fantasy land, crafted by those with the money so that we don't see the devastation that our indifference is causing. Global warming, overpopulated prisons, uneducated children, false profits, and a citizen base, so focused on keeping their own head above water, that they push the heads of other, less fortunate people under. Unfortunately this is today's America. Now i could go on presenting facts that point to the steady and seemingly irreversible decline of America, however i would rather point in the direction of what can be done to solve this. The fact is, weather you believe it or not, there is only one way out. TOGETHER. If we have two dollars, give one to your neighbor. Sharing and caring. Those who have made it to the top need to reach down and give a hand to those who haven't yet. Regardless of your personal feelings of that person. We are all the same family . Children under the same god. No man left behind. No matter what. Everybody makes excuses for why they don't care about about their fellow man, he doesn't work hard enough, she's not smart enough, they aren't attractive enough, lazy, ignorant, unrefined, not in my league, to tall, to short, not the right color, not a member of this country, it all boils down to one thing, those who think they are better, trying to exile those who aren't, because they fear being one of the outcasts. The fact is we all ignorant. ignorant to this one thing. Throughout history, governments and rulers have used the propaganda of the class war to keep people fighting among themselves while they sit in their thrones, laughing at our stupidity. We are all gods children, and that fact alone entitles us to everything on this planet. Life is not a race to the finish, with most stuff. It's a walk through the park, hand in hand together. Because believe this, if we don't do it together, none of us will make it at all. If we continue this line of thinking there will be nothing to leave to those children and grandchildren that we all say we are trying to protect. History has proven this time, and time, again. When you finally before your maker, and he asks you what you did with your life, and you tell him, I got a house and two cars, made lots of money, and bought all kinds of stuff. He's going to you, what about your brothers and sisters.
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