As racism runs rampant through our country, I have to wonder will it be our eventual downfall. We as human beings are increasing our technology capacity at a tremendous rate. The computer you buy at Wal-Mart today is out dated by the time you get it home. We have satellites that are on their way out of our solar system, and they are still working. Yes, we humans are pretty smart, but pretty stupid as well. For all the great things we have and have accomplished, we still haven’t figured out how to get along with each other.
From our political system, to our justice system, we have major issues that need to be fixed. We all know this to be a fact, but since we can’t do anything but argue and bitch among ourselves, nothing gets fixed. We seem to be so caught up in showing one group or another who is superior that we leave most of our problems unresolved. We gain nothing by doing this, instead we just simply waste a lot of time.
At one time America was a proud country. Our flag meant something; not only to us, but the rest of the world as well. Now we are seen as a sinking ship, caught up in our own pity and self-indulgence. We don’t have time for all that garbage. The rest of the world is passing us by while we just sit here idle and let it happen. Why does it take a national tragedy to bring us together as a nation? 911, for a short time did just that. Our neighbors became our brothers. We were scared for a while, not knowing the certainty of our future. It’s kind of sad that it has to take something like that, to make decent people out of us.
Can this serious of a problem ever really be resolved? Sure it can. But it will take many generations of parents, teachers, clergymen and other leaders, educating children as they grow and mature. Racism and prejudice will most likely never completely be wiped out but attitudes, morals, and values can be improved through lots of work. Americans used to be proud to roll up their sleeves and work through the tough times. Well, this is one of those tough times.