Wednesday, July 20, 2005

I am sick of two things...

Number One: People not knowing we are all one.

Number Two: People saying we should worry about our problems at home and stop sending our money, jobs, and whatnot overseas.

The second is a subsidiary of the first.


The United States was and is a wonderful project. We have created a land where war within would seem ridiculous. Do you know how hard I would have to try to convince anyone that Georgia was at war with New Mexico. The idea does not enter our minds. The reason this idea does not enter our minds is because we know we all are one. We are all working for the common good of The United States. When will this become A UnitedHuman Race? When will we be able to send aid to another country without people saying we have our own problems at home? About a year ago I took a trip to Jamaica and Haiti, and I tell you this, our "projects" would easily pass as their middle class. I have also volunteered at a church in downtown Louisville that makes available 3 meals a day to anyone who shows up. Let me say again, ANYONE WHO SHOWS UP! Nobody is refused. If you go hungry in Louisville, it is by choice. I am pretty sure that these food banks are all around the country. How could you possibly say that we should not be spending our money to help others purify water, grown better crops and use their energy more efficiently. I guess you would rather stick it in a slot machine and say we got our own fucking problems in America.

It should not take disasters, like the Tsunami, for us to help. I assure you, we are all in this together. Every Race, every language, ever nation, every single person. We are all in this together. So next time you here someone say that we shouldn't help out because we have our own problems at home, please smile and tell them that we are all in this together.

15 Comments:

Blogger Larry Feathers said...

I think you're right. Our prosperity is largely determined by how narrowly or broadly we define our systems.

The lesson you teach is relevant to most any situation where groups of people perceive themselves as competitors. And the only arena where competition isn't objectionable is sports. It does seem like we'd be better off realizing that there is only one team in the grand scheme of things.

Your blog is aptly named. Plus I like all of the cursing!

8:01 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

I am very glad you started this blog. I agree with you completely on this.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Bleach n Sheets said...

Thanks for the compliments. Tara, I can't find your blog, help me out.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Bean said...

http://housepants.blogspot.com/

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shut up and go back to work, slacker!

8:38 PM  
Anonymous bigD said...

I never post anonymous on purpose. If I offended your blog on Saturday, so solly.

In other news, BLOG MORE BLOGS!

1:39 PM  
Blogger Bleach n Sheets said...

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9:52 AM  
Blogger Bleach n Sheets said...

I swear to god it was the funniest thing I heard all weekend.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous tim said...

i would tend to argue with some ideas on this post. without writing a whole novel here, or getting into a debate, i guess the simpliest way for me to express my opinions about your post is: it isn't that simple. sure, donating vast amount of money to other countries to help them develop sounds good on paper, and as a world power, one might argue that it is our duty, but simply throwing money at the standard of living in jamica, for example, is myopic. I am not saying that we should close the door to forign aid, in fact, we should increase it, as we give a small amount compared to other developed nations in the EU and canada. my only thought about the manner in which we can spread our happieness nad standard of living is by promoting democracy. democracy and our free markets (along with other things such as our natural resources) is the reason why USA grew from an ideal that was met with skepitism, to the country with the highest standard of living and GDP per captia (i think). so i guess my only thought is that if we can influence countries to adopt democracy, (which we have been doing for years), this is the best way, in mind to help. (which is easier said than done)

the old maxium, "..teach a man to fish.." comes to mind.

in addition, how about this for suport for your USA-war-theory. i read in a book: (what whould jefferson do, by: Hartman) that there has been one war/battle BETWEEN democracies EVER. this is the only path to world-peace.

and my final thought is, even though president bush is the biggest cocksucker in the world, his adminsitration's nation-building in the middle east might work towards "planting the seed of democracy" in the middle east,( the oppressed-crotch of the world), should be commended. however, they should not be commended for anything else, because every last one of them are doushebags except when powell was rollin' with them.

one last bit of food for thought. there are as many people dying daily as died in the tsumnami in africa due to aids. chew on that one.

i need to get back to work before i get fired. sorry about the misspellings.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Rev. Lovejoy's wife said...

WHY WONT SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!???

1:14 PM  
Blogger Bleach n Sheets said...

Maybe we should set up democracy in parts of Africa so they can vote out Aids.

Just kidding...Those are good points but I think we are arguing the same thing. My whole point was that there are far greater problems in thw world than we have at home, period. People dying of Aids in Africa falls under this umbrella.

1:31 PM  
Anonymous tim said...

werd

4:01 PM  
Blogger tschy said...

In 2004, folks and organizations in the US voluntarily donated $250 billion dollars to charity. I don't know what percentage of that goes international? I don't disagree that "giving" is something that everyone that is able should do. I would argue that propmoting this is a great things to do...but our governement, or any government for that matter, forcing someone to do this by taxing them and redistributing their money against their wishes is simply wrong. Even for the guy that thinks W is a cocksucker should agree with him on the changes he is making to promote faith based organizations. $88 billion of the charity was to churches and other religious organizations. I write my check to my church every week...and we support all kinds of missionary work - some domestic and some international.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Bleach n Sheets said...

I would be interested to see what percentage of that money went to Christian faith based organizations.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous tim said...

to answer tschy's comment, i am not sure what i should agree with. am i supposed to agree with his policies that promote more faith-based organizations? why should I agree with that? i guess i don't know what that has to do with what i said. However, I commend you on your generosity.

this brings me to another reason why george bush, or, i guess many politicans are cocksuckers. the exploitation of religous values to gain political favor from relgious voters is absolutly abhorrent. it seems like everytime i see george W talk he has to bring up God. And i am sure everytime that he does he adds a whole mess of voters to his base. This kind of thing won him the election. with a war that claimed more lives in the first week than died on 9/11, he wins the race b/c he is anti-abortion, and anti-gay marrage. There MANY people who look at those two things exclusively and vote him in regardless of his gross incompetence, lies, and pro-corporate policys. I am pro-life, but i am not going to vote a man into office based exclusively on this. sheesh.

A friend of mine told me that he voted for W b/c W follows the bible when he makes decisions. Really? what passage did he reference when he decided to attack Iraq? was george bush thinking of "blessed are you who give to the poor" when he cut social funding, gave tax cuts to the rich, and made it harder to claim bankruptsy?

but people really believe him b/c he says "god bless america".

now that i think about it, this is more of a comment on the voting public than George Bush. As i write this he is on vacation, after setting a record for taking the most vacation days of any US president. This in itself would make me not vote for him. Being the president is the single most important job IN THE WORLD. and he sets a record for taking days off? how long would any of us last at our jobs if we did this?


please forgive all my misspellings. i think i really went on a tear there. sorry but he makes me so mad!

2:00 PM  

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