posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 12:38 PM
It has been often discussed in blogs and online media, but don't expect Times to put this social commentary piece in its pages anytime soon. The big
question is why? Is it religion, values taught in the home or school, or do the Japanese enjoy a quality of life that is different from their more
desperate neighbors. Unemployment is low in Japan. Whether or not the government has a transparent and honest relationship with the japanese, they
obviously have the some of the right idea in how they do business and spread the wealth with jobs and financial opportunities for its people. Here in
the US, our government is draining us dry. What is a government's job if not to ensure that everyone that supports and depends on it is fed,
clothed, housed, and has dignity of life? If that is not the case for a significant amount of people, then it is time to overhaul it because it has
failed us. Because I don't feel that my neighbors here will be as honorable as the Japanese. I think many Americans are so desperate, with heads
full of reality shows depicting other people's excess, that they feel entitled to take what they want by force when order breaks down. What happened
in the stadiums in Katrina was foul. Strife is supposed to bring out the best, most noble sides of ourselves. It's what creates heroes. But our
heroes are being whittled away by our pop culture of fast wealth and SUV's.
What do all of you think? Do you feel safe in knowing that your neighbors will react like the Japanese or be reduced to animals if there were a
disaster and why. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Namaste.