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Eye opener for February 25, 2024: If America can't even take care of its own people...

Should a country that is, not only failing to help its citizens thrive, but also failing to help them survive be respected by or serve as an example to any other country?

It seems the obvious answer should be a resounding "no", but to many Americans, any fellow citizens who state or even believe such a thing should just leave the country. What these zealots are failing to understand is that, wanting the richest country on the planet to help its most needy is not the same as hating that same country. What they are failing to understand is that the idea of a country is a manmade construct that relies on a majority or, at the very least a plurality of its citizens to have enough faith to defend the existence of said country. There has never been an instance of a country, empire or Union forming and being viable and sustainable when there was not a critical mass of individuals who believed in it. This is true in regards to the formation of any particular nation, empire or union and remains so throughout that their existence. If this weren't true, the Roman empire would still be with us as more than a historical example of a failed state. I image that prior to the downfall of the Roman empire, there were those citizens who said

If you don't like the Roman empire, get out!

I also imagine that, prior to the downfall of the Roman empire, there were other citizens who said


And off they went, along with their support for an empire that devalued it currency, impoverished its citizens, exposed it to foreign invaders and provided little (if any) incentive for its citizens to believe, let alone defend its borders. If the failings of the Roman empire sound familiar and feel too much like life in America for too many Americans, should anyone expect anything other that it's demise?

Maybe the zealots screaming for those questioning the actions or inaction of their country should wonder who are the actual patriots in this scenario. Maybe those who express concern and highlight America's failings are seeking to change course to strengthen people's beliefs in the ideal that once was the American dream.

Maybe the people of Maui Hawaii, Palestine Ohio, Flint Michigan should have received more money than Ukraine. Maybe the veterans and civilians living on the streets should get the same amount of attention and support as Israel. Perhaps the Government of the United States of America should fight against immoral business practices (once deemed illegal) that are stealing from the poor and middle class to redistribute this wealth to an undeserving, unappreciative and unpatriotic minority that holds no allegiance to any nation, not even that of their birth. Maybe American leaders should stop using insider trading to inflated their stock portfolios and end the artificial scarcity created by devaluing the U.S. Dollar through endless printing. Maybe it's time for America to join every other developed nation on the planet by offering some form of universal health to the fattest people on Earth whose life expectancy and birthrate is plummeting.

I don't know, but instead of setting bad examples for the rest of the world to imitate, America should set the standard of care for its own citizens. Instead of "patriots" demonizing other Americans who seek to highlight those things on which America and it's leaders can improve, they should join the fight for their nation's soul. Seeking to improve one's country should never be viewed as a negative. The fact that so many Americans do view it in that way is or should an indicator of how propogandized Americans have become.

In 2018, I wrote a book highlighting the problems Humanity would face if more power, wealth, and control was funneled to a small group of elite individuals, groups, or organizations. In my book, I provided solutions (from myself and others) to the inevitable problems and also a means for the Public to analyze, compare, and contrast the words and deeds of those we choose to follow against reality. In my book Solutions: Enough complaining. Let's fix America.

In "Solutions...", I provide the means for readers to disseminate information as provided by their news sources of choice, their elected officials, and any other authority they choose to follow. The book also offers a means to hold their leaders up, not just to a higher standard than is currently accepted but to one that would improve their lives and the lives of those for whom they care.

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