I wholeheartedly agree that Bush did quite a bit to ruin the United States, but we have to also accept that a lot of that blame goes on the shoulders of the people too. I cannot help but think of how when France, for example, passes law that is unfriendly to the masses, they come out and protest en mass until the thing is changed or at least a reasonable compromise is created. If you ask most people, they THINK they love capitalism. And I personally believe that capitalism is the root of our problem. People have become so greedy here that they can't imagine not being able to have everything. And for those of us who don't have everything, they just say we are lazy and didn't try hard enough. Up until very recently, in most circles the most prestigious college degree you could have was in BUSINESS! BUSINESS! Seriously, what is the actual good of this? How does one's mind expand by "learning" business? How does this enrich our lives, enrich the arts, help our planet? It doesn't. People LAUGH at me for having an English degree. "You'll never make any money!" I cannot tell you how many times I have heard that!!! But I would far rather have my English degree than an MBA any day. At least my brain functions on a level higher than just looking for money at every opportunity. So, I think a lot of the problems we experience is because our culture is culturally devoid. Everything is plastic and instant and essentially disposable. People go to college now to get a job, not to earn an education.
Arg, blah blah. Sorry, I'll shut up now.
You can sing the praises of women all day long, but as long as you put a fertilized egg ahead of [their] welfare, you do not really care about them.-Dori 4/07