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mac2766

(658 posts)
Tue Jul 13, 2021, 09:02 AM Jul 2021

A very poignant statement about America.

It was made in 2019, but it is so obviously true.

"...Most Americans have become accustomed to the country’s decaying infrastructure, the endemic crisis of drug addiction, and the structural racism of the society. If you don’t fix the cracked window in your house right away, you can begin to get used to it. And then another window cracks, and then the back door stops working and the roof begins to leak, and you don’t realize until it’s too late that the house is falling down around you."

https://fpif.org/is-america-crazy/

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A very poignant statement about America. (Original Post) mac2766 Jul 2021 OP
A very apt allegory... Wounded Bear Jul 2021 #1
But Do Your Part modrepub Jul 2021 #2

modrepub

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2. But Do Your Part
Tue Jul 13, 2021, 10:11 AM
Jul 2021

You don't have to wait for government action, take the bull by the horns yourself when you can. Government is often slow to react or downright recalcitrant. I've seen too many politicians pass the buck looking from financial help from higher levels of government before they do anything. This often allows the problem to fester and get worse.

Not that government doesn't have a place in addressing problems. We should keep working to get them to react when needed. But we all need to be involved when we see something amiss and contribute to the solution if and when we can.

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