HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » A very poignant statement...

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 09:02 AM

 

A very poignant statement about America.

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

"...Most Americans have become accustomed to the countryís decaying infrastructure, the endemic crisis of drug addiction, and the structural racism of the society. If you donít 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 donít realize until itís too late that the house is falling down around you."

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

2 replies, 1248 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply A very poignant statement about America. (Original post)
mac2766 Jul 2021 OP
Wounded Bear Jul 2021 #1
modrepub Jul 2021 #2

Response to mac2766 (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 09:12 AM

1. A very apt allegory...

humans can seemingly get used to anything.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mac2766 (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 10:11 AM

2. But Do Your Part

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.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread