You may ask, “What the hec are you saying?! And why Seattle of all places?! What’s your point?!” Well…. I’ll tell you just that. Let’s go back about 1 week ago…
A French colleague and I were having a conversation about her trip to Seattle, Washington. It was her first time and she was excited about going so I wanted to know what she thought and all about her experience. She liked it but then she told me something that hit me like a ton of bricks! She said to me:
While I was in Seattle I saw so many homeless people! I was so surprised! It was sad to see. What I don’t understand is how come America has so many homeless people but the president wants to start a war in Syria? Your people are suffering and need saving and you want to go save Syria?!
**moment of reflective thinking**
SHE’S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!
How can the American government possibly be thinking of going across the world and saving Syria while their own people are dying in their own backyard?!!! That’s like seeing your children starving and going to feed your neighbors starving kids instead! In no way am I saying that we should neglect the suffering of Syrian people. The situation there is absolutely atrocious and awful and they do need assistance in more ways than one; however, the USA has to take care of home first before it tries to be superman to the rest of the world! The recession, cost of living, taxes, education and medical care are driving the majority of the American people into the poor house and they need their government’s help NOW! Take care of home FIRST, America, before you go saving other nations! You don’t even have enough for your own but you want to save others!!!
**moment of reflective thinking again**
Wait a minute… as thoughts zoom back and forth through my mind a resounding question arise in the midst of them.
America, why are you so anxious to save the Syrian people and not your own?
Hmmmm…. America: A capitalist country only out for its own interests is suddenly trying to save Syria out of all the other countries in the world that is dealing with political and economic instability, war and murder of innocent civilians. Hmmmm…. Syria: a Middle Eastern country that is economically and politically amuck BUT is the only significant crude oil producing country in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Hmmmmmm…. need I say more.
In the words of Bob Marley, you can fool some people some time but you can’t fool all the people all the time.
It’s not about the people anymore. It stopped being about the well-being of humanity a long time ago. It’s all about capital and power and if we have not come to that understanding yet then we are doomed. The people have to turn to God to save themselves and stop depending on the government to do so. The governments have their own agenda and that agenda, nowadays, seldom include the well-being of the citizens. At least that’s how I see it…. but what do I know? I’m a nobody that knows nothing… who believes that the facts and truth speaks for itself. Good day to you all.