posted on Jan, 30 2004 @ 02:27 PM
While we are funding a War on Terrorism, a War in Iraq, and the ongoing War in Afganistan, it still amazes me how peple can be in support of these
policies, and will support allocating hundreds of millions of dollars to fund them.
Just as we are spending billions on wars around the world, some people in this country are living in abject poverty. Children are going to bed at
night with empty stomachs. Schools are falling into such disarray, that metal detectors are required. The roads are falling apart beyond repair (ever
been on I94 going through downtown Detroit?). Families are worried about how they are going to pay the gas bill. The homeless are freezing to death
under viaducts. Millions have no health insurance.
And we are the wealthiest country in the world?
In the meanwhile, we are supporting three 'official' wars. (Terror, Iraq and Afganistan), not to mention the CIA funded militia's around the world.
We are giving millions to Israel, Brazil, and the Philippines, to name a few. Charites are advertising ' a dollar a day can feed a family of five in
This came about because in a
What about us?
What if we would take those billions allocated annually to every country in the world except our own, and use the money to fix our own problems first?
This came about because in another thread about Saddam killing his own people as one of our justifications for the War in Iraq. I stated, " I don't
give a rat's crap about what Saddam did to his people".
The truth is, I don't. I don't really care who is doing what to whomever; unless it is happening here. I care more about the guy acroos the
street, with his heat cut off, more than I do about the 'poor' guy in India. I care more about the kid in school, who can't concentrate because he
had nothing for lunch, than I do about some 'starving' child in El Salvador. (By the way, where are all the commercials about sending money to
American families to help feed them?) I care more about the single mother in Chicago, with 2 kids, struggling to pay the rent before eviction, than I
do about the 'poor' mother in Russia, struggling to do the same. I care more about the homeless guy in the dead of winter, trying to keep his
fingers and toes from freezing off, than I do about some guy in Tibet who can't practice his religion freely.
I will probably get flamed for this thread. I am not a 'super-patriot, America is above everyone else, and other nonsense. I am just saying we
need to look after our own, FIRST.
Heck, we won our freedom and way of life with our blood. I mean ALL Americans, from every walk of life and culture on earth, who happened to come to
this country for whatever reason they had. We all sacraficed something for it, and I would hate to see our country rot from the inside-out, because we
are not paying attention to our own problems. A very dangerous trend at the moment.
Peace on Earth.