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Freedom October 31, 2006

Posted by shwaldman in Politics, Society.
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I heard John Mayer’s song “Waiting on the World to Change.” It caused me to wonder about where the US stands in the world. Obviously in recent years it has been discussed internationally how other countries dislike Americans, especially in light of the War in Iraq. This song made me think about how we as a people are reacting to the decisions our leader(s) are making. Specifically, the following:
 
      Now we see everything is going wrong
      With the world and those who lead it
      We just feel like we don’t have the means 
      To rise above and beat it
 
In other countries, the people often rise up and demonstrate their disgust with the poor choices or better yet, results. Why doesn’t that happen in this country? Have we reached a point is apathy? When you look at election turnouts over our history, it certainly appears to be the case. And yet, a hundred American soldiers are being killed each month in another country to provide them with that right. Why are we willing to fight for another country, but not our own?
(AND Why are celebrities making such an effort to sponsor other children in other countries and not our own? There are millions of Americans living in poverty here and yet they are providing so much more support to people around the world.)
 
I just don’t understand it.
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