reply to post by Kumo77
I would be one of those asking for a cigarette haha.. But then I would try and engage you in some conversation
not a bum but i do "bum" cigarettesedit on 26-9-2013 by hknudzkknexnt because: (no reason given)
"As you grow older, you start to see the flaws outbalancing the perfections in everything."
Things may appear dire, but global consciousness is shifting and evolving quickly right now, so don't worry too much about it. We won't be continuing down this path much longer.
Concentrate on cultivating love for self and others. That's all you need to do. The rest will fall in to place.
reply to post by openminded2011
I have noticed the same things. I can also tell when these changes occurred. In stages...
The first was right after 911.
Like something had broken. People suddenly realized the US was vulnerable and wondered or felt responsible for what the country had done to elicit such a violent attack from outside. They saw the targets and wondered about our international standing.
War unleashed on Afghanistan and Iraq (2nd time). On false pretenses. Was our government out of control?
The 2008 banking fiasco bailout that saw so many lose their financial security, jobs and homes. Do the corporate, banking and military own the countries elected representatives?
Change we couldn't believe in when Obama was elected on that mandate for change. Same same conditions and nation still pushing in the middle east.
Then reelection and Libya's demise.
Endless war and insurrection waged in Afghanistan with US aid to the guerrillas in Syria. No end in sight. The bully US throwing its weight around in the region seeming oblivious to calls in the UN and the world to cease violations of International law.
We have been at war now for over a decade. The mood is like what I remember in Vietnam at the end of that "conflict". Useless endless campaigns to over throw "communism", overwhelming force brought to bear on little countries that can hardly defend themselves against a major world power.
Drug and alcohol abuse rampant, schools and education neglected, jails overflowed, justice system overburdened, medical care costs, kids growing up with mindless pursuits and no hope of education, career or stability. Vets returning again and again from multiple deployments...
The government seemingly innocuous to the plight at home, the media backing the propaganda machine calling for more sanctions and more war in more countries abroad.
You want to know why americans are pissed off?