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Let It Burn

Let It Burn

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For long, our interests as a nation have been at odds with each other. When each group in America thinks of its own interest, we often think of it at the expense of somebody else’s interest or at least regardless to anybody else’s. We are not talking US vs. the world here. I am talking an American vs. another American in this very States of America we proclaim to be United. Wall Street interest is essentially not same as main street’s. Whites’ is not in line with Blacks’, hunters are at odds with drive-by-shooting and gang victims, evangelicals as opposed to the majority, rich as opposed to the poor, and the list goes on of the opposites that make our pot melting.

We grew accustomed to the idea that we live in a capitalist society and that capitalist only means self-centered. We understood that capitalism is a lifestyle where you do not care if your neighbor’s home burns to the ground as long as your home is safe and sound. That philanthropy and altruism only means paying you off to keep yourself and your problems at a distance from me. That “one for all and all for one” is a saying to convince you to take the bullet for me while I climb up over your remains.
For long, our interests as a nation have been at odds with each other. When each group in America thinks of its own interest, we often think of it at the expense of somebody else’s interest or at least regardless to anybody else’s. We are not talking US vs. the world here. I am talking an American vs. another American in this very States of America we proclaim to be United. Wall Street interest is essentially not same as main street’s. Whites’ is not in line with Blacks’, hunters are at odds with drive-by-shooting and gang victims, evangelicals as opposed to the majority, rich as opposed to the poor, and the list goes on of the opposites that make our pot melting.

We grew accustomed to the idea that we live in a capitalist society and that capitalist only means self-centered. We understood that capitalism is a lifestyle where you do not care if your neighbor’s home burns to the ground as long as your home is safe and sound. That philanthropy and altruism only means paying you off to keep yourself and your problems at a distance from me. That “one for all and all for one” is a saying to convince you to take the bullet for me while I climb up over your remains.

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I hate popularity contests where contestants do and saywhatever buys them popularity regardless to all else. For years, meltdown has been coming, yet when it is at our door step, we are all panicking and pointing fingers. Obviously we are still in a state of denial. We want to fix aproblem before even realizing what the problem is. We jump to do the same things seeking different outcomes,when the reality is we are only digging ourselves deeper into the mess we all have been creating and sharing for long. I contend that the problem today is global and spread much wider and further thananyone likes to admit. I also contend that although the US is most guilty for this globalcrisis, it is by no means the only one at fault. And I stress that unless we live up to thechallenge at hand, we will miss an opportunity to redeem ourselves that may never come again - at least not as a world leader. Through challenge comes opportunity, but with challenge comes responsibility. Beingup to the responsibility that comes with challenge is what opens those doors of opportunity.
So Where Do We Go From Here?
If this is the million-dollar question, its answer must be no less than ten-trillion-dollar worth. If you factor in its future value, the answer is virtually priceless. I will not accountfor past value for the simple reason that much of past value is already included in thiscolossal breakdown. The problem as we see it today and the quick fixes on the table are almost irrelevant tothe size of the real problem. Proposals on the table are not the remedies we mustundertake and enact to seize the opportunity and ensure that lessons are learned andthat we are on a healthy path to recovery.For long, our interests as a nation have been at odds with each other. When eachgroup in America thinks of its own interest, we often think of it at the expense of somebody else’s interest or at least regardless to anybody else’s. We are not talkingUS vs. the world here. I am talking an American vs. another American in this veryStates of America we proclaim to be Untied. Wall Street interest is essentially not sameas main street’s. Whites’ is not in line with Blacks’, hunters are at odds with drive-by-shooting and gang victims, evangelicals as opposed to the majority, rich as opposed tothe poor, and the list goes on of the opposites that make our pot melting.

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