Since the disaster of the horrible storms in Haiti, all I ever see on American television now is “donate to help Haiti”. Do this, do that, so on and so forth to help Haiti. On nearly EVERY channel the other day was the same exact benefit show for the people of Haiti. I couldn’t escape it. That’s great. Kudos to the people who help Haiti.
However, what upsets me, is that I NEVER see Americans pull together this much for their own people. If we have a major catastrophe, there is a momentary flood of people wanting to “help” and then it’s like everyone forgets it happened and the “help” fizzles out. America has huge numbers of homeless and unemployed people. We have actual “tent cities” where our own people have lost their jobs, their health insurance, their homes, and everything else and have no one helping them. American homeless living in tents that our government put together for them. Many people don’t even have THAT luxury and are just living on the streets.
I saw on the news about the American woman who is adopting two little girls from an orphanage in Haiti. What about all the orphans here in America? Why aren’t they being adopted??
Our economy is in a horrid state. People are losing everything they own and their jobs. Insurance companies are raping us. Disease and illness are killing us because the insurance companies don’t care. And instead of putting their money into our failing economy and supporting causes to improve our situation, we are sending it to every other country that needs anything. Think of all the money being poured into other countries for aid and war support… then think of how all that money could help us get off our feet.
Our nation is riddled with crime and drugs. We are fighting the “war on drugs” here with no money to support it. Our police are being laid off because we can’t pay them. Our schools that teach children not to become criminals, are being closed down and stripped of funds because we can’t afford to support them. Yet we continue to funnel our money into wars and to support countries at war so that THEY can become strong and safe. We continue to send money to other countries to educate THEIR children.
Please… please… please… know that I am all for supporting other countries. It’s just that… well… why do Americans even THINK that we are in any position to help everyone else when we can’t even help ourselves?? If we stopped trying to help everyone else, just long enough to become a strong and healthy nation again… just IMAGINE how much we could really help other countries then! We would be in a much better financial position to help other countries. Americans do everything backwards!
I want to see Americans making benefit shows to improve the American economy. Benefit shows to aid all the homeless Americans. Benefit shows to keep our schools open. I want to see the news showing daily coverage of homeless families living in these tent cities. Coverage of the little girl who lost her mom to cancer because her insurance company denied their claims… and her father committed suicide because they lost everything and he felt like a failure… so now she is orphaned and no one will adopt her because they already adopted a child from another country. That’s what I want to see on the news! American families struggling to survive day to day. Why don’t I see this?? Sure, the news does a short blurb on the state of unemployment… or the state of home foreclosures… but I don’t see graphic images of homeless people living on the streets of America in need of help. Freezing out in the cold snow and rain. I don’t see charity organizations producing commercials saying “just one quarter will put shoes on this American orphan girls feet”.
WHY?! Because Americans live in this dream world of DENIAL. We don’t want to see that our nation is in shambles. So no one REALLY talks about it. Instead, we focus on other countries and their misfortune.
Am I the only one who sees what is happening here????