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You Are To Blame For All the World's Problems
This playground was shut down due to a school shooting 2,000 miles away.
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?
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 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!
It is still a great nation and a great world.
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