Americans - both the affluent and those who have seen their lives take an economic tumble - need to count their blessings, and remember how others are enslaved to produce many of the products we consume.
Thank you for posting these.
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose." --- Thomas Jefferson to Baron von Humboldt, 1813