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You Are To Blame For All the World's Problems

Updated on July 18, 2014

This playground was shut down due to a school shooting 2,000 miles away.

This playground is back up and running. Because we said so.
This playground is back up and running. Because we said so. | Source

You think you are free

You are to blame for all the ills that plague my world and I am mad at you. Wrote a letter to my congresswoman and she replied - she did not agree, but damn sure appreciated the letter as no one seems to do that anymore.

We are turning our world into a hell hole and we are doing that one nothingness at a time. Do we care but are too busy or do we not even care? You people are turning your back on others less fortunate and you are sitting idly by while great injustice and earthly ruin abound.

I watched a rich man walk by a homeless beggar today and wept. The rich man kicked the beggar. I hope he did not get his shoe dirty. I hope he makes a million dollars today. The beggar and me, we had coffee and a breakfast burrito. And speaking with his mouth full he unloaded on matters from the middle east to rural Texas schools stinking to high heaven. He knew his congressmen and senators and what they were doing wrong. Do you?

You people!

Oh you think I am talking about a nation -- Nope!

Now that I have your attention

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And oh all that stuff about our world crumbling down around us do to avarice and greed and apathy. It is not true. What a wonderful world we live in. Yes we have problems and we can make those problems lessor by contributing as we can. But do not take all that stuff on your shoulders.

Did you know that most people are really really good people. They believe and they do not believe and they are rich and they are poor and they are white and they are green (ok maybe not green but you get the point). They own homes and the rent and they are homeless and they own ten homes. Most people give some of their hard earned money to a charity or directly to causes to help others, even really poor people give what they can.

It is a wonderful world and most people most of the time are really good at being good people.

Next time you drive down the road just watch for a second. The traffic in general runs smoothly. That is an amazing tribute to people that drive or walk on our roads. We all get along so well that 99.9% of us get safely where we are headed 99.9% of the time. Wow!

If you are not too busy sometime go watch a bread line. It is so cool, folks donate that food and hungry people eat it. But what is super duper is that it is all orderly and generally very mannerly and courteous with smiles and pleasantry.

Just look at our border mess. We are doing the best that we can. Babies are fed and children are clothed and safe for a time. Workers work overtime and charities do their part and as a whole nation we fret over what is best and are trying to find solutions. Wow again!

Slow down like Louis and me and see what a wonderful world you help make.

How better does it get?

So I think to myself what a wonderful world.
So I think to myself what a wonderful world. | Source

So if in fact we are to blame for trouble who is to blame for beauty?

I go for a run walk most evenings and I do it without my keys because they are a nuisance to have in my pocket as I am cruising. That means that I do not lock up my house as I leave. I do not need to lock it up. Oh I do if I leave for any period of time or am not coming right back. But in general no one is creeping around waiting for me to leave in order to break into my house. And I do not live in an upscale community by any means. But neighbors know each other as is evidenced by cheers when I try to run with my son on his bike leading the way.

I live close to high crime areas but not really high crime. I think my situation is the norm. I think what sells newspapers and webpages is the exception. Most my neighbors have some sort of garden. How cool is that? Walking down the street you see all kinds of flowers, fruits and ornamentation. And like I say this ain't no high society street.

So what gives? We here all about all this travesty and tribulation and it exists. But it is not the norm.

Take the worst. Just say we have 15,000 homicides a year in the USA. Just suppose we have 317 million people living here. You do the math. It is horrible but it is not a society headed into disastrous hell. And in fact the number goes down each year for a decade and will continue to do so. And yes we have about .3 percent of our population incarcerated. But most will get out soon.

I am just saying that even the worst of our situation is not that stinking horrible.

So go ahead and take the blame for our problems, but take the blame for our goodness also.

Stop listening to the doom and gloomers!

Stop whining!
Stop whining! | Source

It is still a great nation and a great world.

If you steal this it really won't hurt me any -- it will just be irritating.

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hey Alun, bull**** on CT news. What is and what is me, are often different. Let my health change, but I refuse.

    • Greensleeves Hubs profile image

      Greensleeves Hubs 

      3 years ago from Essex, UK

      Hello Eric; Sorry to hear that. But I sincerely hope the news is good for you after the scan on Friday. Best wishes. And keep the positive attitude! Alun.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hi Alun, it is great to hear from you. I hope you are kicking some major butt on that demon cancer. I have a CT scan on Friday as my NHL history gives those Docs a scare with an enlarged lymph gland. I mention that because it is indeed a better place and space we live in. We are proactive about all sorts of problems. And the "diseases" of man are not winning the battle. I have hope.

    • Greensleeves Hubs profile image

      Greensleeves Hubs 

      3 years ago from Essex, UK

      It is, it seems, natural these days when watching the news broadcasts to assume that society is worse than ever before, and heading for disaster. And yet one can point to almost any problems we face today and find far worse examples of the same problems in the past. And all the time, society does become more humane towards the less fortunate, more tolerant towards minorities, and more understanding of other cultures.

      Yes there are issues which may yet destroy our society - the emergence of antibiotic-resistant disease, overdependence on technology, climate change and political extremism - but almost everything in the forseeable future is within our control, and it is for us to determine how we shape our future.

      I believe that as long as we keep a sense of proportion, learn the lessons of history, and are prepared to defend the principles of democracy, there is no reason to forecast gloom and doom for our society. It is indeed a better society in many countries of the world, than has ever existed before.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks much DDE It was meant to be thought provoking for all of us -- especially me.

    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great thoughts from you

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      great point

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      4 years ago from Louisiana

      What a wonderful attitude! I wonder all the time if things are worse or just reported more...

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      We sure are being programmed to think the worst. I decided not to wait until then to be motivated, but I am just a writer.

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      Dana Tate 

      4 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      I had a boss who served in the military for fifteen years. One day we were complaining about our country and he politely said: " Hey, if you think America is so bad go and visit another Country. I guarantee you- you will come back here and the moment you get off that plane you will kiss this American soil. He sure shut all of our mouths. Now when I hear about all the problems in other Countries all I say is " it could be worse" but then again as you say, it can also be better.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you very much Paul, it is good of you to drop by and leave such a compliment, it means a great deal.

    • Paul K Francis profile image

      Paul K Francis 

      4 years ago from east coast,USA

      Yes, you got my attention. Good sentiments, nicely put together. Have a great day.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Lady thank you for your kind support and courageous writings.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill there will always be fodder for my twisted way of looking at things.

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      Debra Allen 

      4 years ago from West By God

      You are right Eric! We do live in a wonderful world. BTW that is one of my most favorite songs. We are doing what we are doing and it is our world. Some things need to seem bad because that will in turn bring out the good. Nobody sees it that way, but you and I. Thanks for being around and blessing this site and others lives.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You have a fascinating mind, and I greatly enjoy the way it works. Have a great weekend, buddy.


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