Friday, July 18, 2008

Everyone Is Thinking It, But Nobody Is Saying It.

Wow, it's been a long time. I didn't even think I'd be able to log in again. But I did, and here I am. Lucky you, person sitting there reading this. I had a recent rant inspired by another one of those "lets make jokes of serious shit" emails. You know, the ones referring to politics and such. I sent this one as a reply and asked that it be forwarded to all those that recieved the original. And it was sent. Anyway, here it is.

I am afraid that if something isn't done here in the United States we are going to be abandoned by these big corporations. We have built up and expanded and they have made their money.(I don't use the words "we" or "they" lightly. "We" have built it up, and "they" have profited.) Now they'll go to China, and such, to build there and make more money. There are big problems ahead if something doesn't change.

I propose something to all of you. I propose that we all start taking a look at ourselves first. We can sit all day and cry and moan about what is being done to us. But that fact is, they are not doing anything to us that we aren't letting them do. And not only that, there are a lot of things in our personal lives that we are doing to ourselves which is compounding the situation.

We take time to read these emails, and somebody out there is taking the time to write them. I don't think it's a joke at all. Ask yourself what you could be doing with this time that would better your life or that of someone else. Oh, wait, there's another issue there. Doing for someone else. Half of us could give a shit less what's going on in somebodies life. If we stopped worrying about the latest fad in clothing or music videos and begun using that time to do something for someone else, don't you think this would be a better world? How much better would the world be if everyone took just 10 minutes out of there day to help another person?

Look, I am just as guilty as anyone else of being lazy when it comes to most of these facts. I spend more time complaining about politicians than I do implementing a change. I laugh at the jokes about how we're being screwed by the government. And I could stop on the side of the road to help someone broke down, but choose not to because I am running late. I don't put the blame anywhere that I wouldn't put on myself as well. But something needs to change. I feel as though I am getting close to a breaking point? How do you feel? And don't be discouraged because "there's nothing we can do". We can do a whole lot. I alone cannot do what millions together can. And we do have a right to do that.

At least for today I can say that I have done something. I didn't just forward an email containing facts or jokes about the state of the world. How close are you to your breaking point? When will you have had enough? It doesn't take much effort to make your voice heard. We all need to speak up.

Well, that's all I've got. It is quite possible that I will return to post more. Only time will tell.