posted on Sep, 27 2016 @ 03:17 PM
I think it's obligatory for me to start by saying that I appreciate the freedoms and opportunities this country has provided me as a citizen. It
isn't necessarily a fair system, we aren't all granted the same privileges or have the same resources in life. But if you work hard and persist
there is really nothing you can't accomplish. There will be struggles and it won't be an easy path, but that's a choice available to us if we're
willing to make it. That's what makes America great.
With that said, I can't believe we've come to this as a nation. We have become a joke and last nights debate was just one of the many punchlines. I
accept my part of the blame for not always keeping properly informed or taking part in voting for our local branches of government, if I could do it
differently I probably would. But now we're here, choosing if we want a slow or quick death. Our country is deciding the next leader based off of who
can use the best keywords or insults at the right time. We are left choosing between the lesser of two evils instead of choosing the most qualified. I
want to think I will wake up and find out this was all a really bad joke, but unfortunately I don't think it's gonna happen.
While the message sounds bleak it's helped to reinforce something positive, the future is up to us to create. It's up to the entrepreneurs,
innovators, scientists, artists, and educators to help our civilization and species move forward. People like Elon Musk furthering our space
exploration and creating a renewable energy infrastructure or Bill Gates providing a better quality of life and education for those less fortunate.
These are the people we should be watching debate about our future, not this reality TV circus we've created.
As long as those who can create real value for our nation continue to do so, all hope is not lost. Last night was more proof that we are in real
trouble. That's why it's up to those educated enough to make a difference and help those around them. More than ever we need to bond together and
shine a light in the darkness to guide those that truly want a better life. I know this isn't a new issue, we've been in a descent for a long time.
But we can't continue to enable this kind of thing.
We have to invest in our future. We need to make sure we leave a decent world for our kids to live in so they can have the same freedoms and
opportunities we did. I may be wasting my time writing this, I doubt most people even got to this part but if this resonates in at least one person
then it was worth it. I can't continue to stand by and say nothing while I watch all of these injustices and absurdities take place. So please
educate yourselves, question everything, work hard in your passions, and create real value in the world. Help those who are in true need whenever
possible. As Gandhi wisely said "A thousand candles can be lit from the flame of one candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened".
Instead of dividing ourselves over which of these two cancers we support, we need to unite and establish real tangible solutions to the grave problems
in front of us. It's obvious at this point that no one is coming to save us, so we need to save ourselves. I'll leave you with one more quote from
one of the most brilliant minds of our time Albert Einstein, his words have never rung truer. "The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil,
but by those who watch them without doing anything".