Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ignoring Our Own

While mulling the prospect of sending up to 40,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, we’ve stood idly by, mute as a stone, as school districts across the nation have bounced 40,000 teachers out of their jobs over the past year. That should tell you all you need to know about twisted national priorities.

This is from Bob Herbert's piece in the NYTimes.

I have a lot of respect for Bob. He just speaks the plain truth.
It's so easy to look at the BIG PICTURE and to forget what's under our noses. We become so blind to the little things, the everyday things that before you know it they eat away the fabric of life and kill you--or make you so weak and useless--and juiceless that you'd be better off dead.
America: beating it's chest and blowing hard and ignoring its own.

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