Do those of us who are American really appreciate the rights that we have? The freedom of the press, the right to disagree with the government, the ability to be a bit different than everyone else, and still be part of a pluristic society?
Look at the world around us? There is no shortage of countries with theocratic dictatorships, evil and ruthless overlords, and life-sapping poverty.
HOWEVER… I also see America as becoming very much a consumer-oriented society, an environment steeped in the desire to “have it all”. And I am sorry, but the resources we have are not enough for everyone to live like a monarch.
Maybe the time has come (and actually the time came already quite a while ago…) for us to be willing to do with a bit less. And to stretch ourselves a bit for the betterment of our society.
What can YOU and I do practically… some small thing… to help those whose lives are not as fortunate as yours and mine???