WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE USA?
America, our United States of America, was founded on grounds of freedom, diversity of opinions and fraternity . Our founding Fathers wanted and cherished a new Country away from the corrupted minds from mother England and its upper class and tyranny.
Our Pioneers paved the way to new generations that with perseverance and hard work built a Nation that even today is an example for other Countries.
But it has been a while, since something went astray and is not going in the right direction. You might say Politicians are the ones to blame, for making the wrong moves and... we are deeply immersed in probably the worst recession ever.
You might say is a sign of the times or probably God finally gave up on us? Some will think this is cyclical and we already have reached rock bottom. Have we?
Here are palpable and undeniable examples of what really happens all over The United States of America:
The numbers are clear, since December 2007 hiring has been in decline and is still a problem. As of October 2011, the Unemployment Rate has reached the 9.5%. But let's be practical here and go straight to the issue:
This are the times of the survival and might get worst than ever, for instance if someone is still holding on to a job, he/she will try to discourage other for taking over. Would you want another Freelancer to steal that 'break through' idea that could go viral? Would you Senior Manager, Engineer, Pharmacist, Officer, or even Congressman let a fool or newcomer learn your abilities or hidden shortcuts that made the difference between getting rid of you to a real successful Career?
The thing is simple and clear: we are slowly making our living ubereable. if we don't move the economy, all of us will sink inside this boat called America... Is no what you know...is who you know! Did I need to add more? Does that ring a bell?
Thankfully we were raised to be independent and capable of keep our family values to the test. Parents never went to school to become one. It's what you have in your heart and what has been backing you up for a truly succesful existence. Edison, Einstein and others were home schooled. Like we said, you are what you come from!
Many young kids don't have a self driven attitude. Most of them, unfortunately, have become just followers; If they are asked to join a riot, they will. If they feel like bullying the loner, they will. Obesity grows ten folded as the years pass... Girls 14 and up get pregnant and Chlamydia statistics are going viral among them. I'm not gonna blame X-box 360's or the newest app or your smart phone. You have your own choices in life.
Baby boomers would say, "Oh! the good old times are gone!", and is truth. A person with no family values will commit a crimein the blink of an eye.
And to their shame, TV news are plagued of negative reports with no sense at all. Kidnapping, rape, catastrophe.... but what about kids with Cancer? or Autism? or a graduate from school that made a cool app for our Iphone?
'Money is the root of all evil' and will always be. From the drug dealer, to the city council that gives preferences to its acquaintances on bribery, to our scort-service ladies, to our armament dealer, to our tough guys in prison. All are contributing to the annihilation of our morality and society as we knew it. Sure, you are still in welfare and need help and assistance. But a great amount of recipients don't even want to leave that stage of dependence. Don't blame them totally. If they were out of the workforce for over 6 to 12 months, most likely they will be kept that way by Employers.
There were times when a mechanic would fix your car for good. A car dealer was there to help you not to rob you legally. Lawyers? They get their 33% and up of any settlement. A visit to the dentist? another scam...depending if you have a good insurance.
How many potential Casey Anthony's we have around? How many death prostitues are missing near water shallows.
I'll give you a number: From 25 million party girls subtract 40%. That percent kept their values and made a life of their own. So we still have 15 millions out there to wreck havoc at any minute. Ever seen a girl texting and driving at 45 miles per hour on a superhighway?
YOU DID ME WRONG...AGAIN?
An eye for an eye, a teeth for a teeth. Years and centuries of paying back. From Biblical times to today's flash mobs! From the fall of Constantinople to the lobbying from Oil companies...! What goes around comes around. Empires were built, but also second or third generations never lived up to their predecessors. Have you ever see a Second Nobel prize in a family?
What kind of future you can expect from a druggie who never thinks positive or wants a better society? Hello guys out there. You hear me! I know is not of my business and I should move on, but is sad how we destroy ourselves.
Pilots, drivers, fishermen, or even the Scientist at any well known institute. You know who you are. I know you need it to keep you going. To keep America going.
POLICING THE WORLD
And forgetting about Main st. USA. Is a shame how small towns in Midwest areas are ghost towns. Travel to Arkansas, Pennsylvania, even downtown Cleveland. Meanwhile, we help our allies from Israel to Karachi!, and to old members from the Warsaw Pact.
GOD AND HIS RELIGION
From the beginning, religion was separated from our Government. Many immigrants came with their own creed. Some held strong in their own community like Jews or Jehovah Witnesses. But the average American is non religious at all. Some even create his/her own belief. "Yeah!, Why should I give my tithes to pay for a pedophile priest's bail out?" says Martha, an ex Catholic from Queens NY. "This Pastor tried to kiss me in my mouth, after the service. How dare him!", say Amber from Hillside NJ. If you don't have a belief, then your own morality will succumb to that enemy within you, and your own reason to exist will lead you into that emptiness.
Laying off our teachers and leaving our future brains in despair. When was that they forgot to teach Geography! For god's sake Mr Bush, you didn't know where Iraq was?...Just an example! Why is that most Engineers at NASA are graduate brains from other countries? Or at Princeton, or at MIT?
THE COUNTER CULTURE OF FACEBOOK
It might appeal to others but the Internet is separating real and close relationships. Add the texting from our kids. Twittering is just as common having a coffee. What I mean to say is that real and palpable communication is fading away, Just like what TV did in the 70's
You would say we the people, we Americans are fine and... God will bless the USA, but if we could be able to go into the future and see our grown kids. I bet you, surely bet your life...that if you were able to see your grand kids in an unfair situation... you will be on your knees crying in despair for what we did in 2011 and never meant to get things better.
Your own blood with a different attitude toward life. How can we, baby boomers change these fresh minds that already have their minds and goals set? How can we be role models when we are actually doing the wrong thing? I feel sorry for my kid's kids and the future of our Country. Thanks.