04 May 2009

What Can You Say?

What can you say about a society that largely ignores hundreds of its youths killed on its own streets, but can send many tons of food, clothing and dozens of thousands of dollars to aid the citizens of other countries in a disaster?

What can you say about a society that knowingly wallows in an educational cesspool, but believes itself to be intellectually superior by dint of having a citizenship imposed on them?

What can you say about a society that bandies about words like ethics, pride and honor, but makes heroes of political hacks whose actions deny every scintilla of meaning in those words?

What can you say about a society that acts all puffed-up with jingoistic pride over mere entertainers, but disdains to even learn about its finest scientists, scholars, writers and other intellectuals?

What can you say about a society that expresses warm hospitality as part of its culture, but largely treats its paying visitors as interruptions rather opportunities?

What can you say about a society whose government was based on 175 years' worth of successful democratic experimentation, but has become nothing more than a self-serving socialist roadblock?

What can you say about a society that trumpets "family as the center of society," but has a divorce rate of 50% and a single-parent family as almost 36% of its "center of society"?

What can you say about a society that spreads maps of the world in every classroom, but teaches as if the world is geographically 100-by-35 miles and historically only two letters: U.S.?

What can you say about a society that largely refuses to acknowledge the magnitude of its problems, refuses to engage in any productive debate about them, refuses to place solutions above self-interest and refuses to accept responsibility for any of this behavior?

As the sign at the airport says: Welcome to Puerto Rico.

The Jenius Has Spoken.

 

2 comments:

The Insider said...

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ is bliss.
http://gilthejenius.blogspot.com/2008/07/were-number-2.html

Gil C. Schmidt said...

Using My own words to trump My own post...

Evil.