25 December 2006

Do You See What I See?

Do you?

Do you see a Puerto Rico that barrels headlong into inanity, rocketing like a diving missile towards becoming Ultimately Irrelevant in the 21st century?

Do you see Our People chasing the latest gewgaw, the instant percentage discount, the "No Payments Now" trap, as if the their very Lives depended on having "the best and newest" at the expense--pun intended--of "The Future and Freedom"?

Do you see We are anchored to failure by a generation of political slimebags who need to acquire brains and souls before they could even aspire to become mere hacks?

Do you see Our Children relegated en masse to becoming serfs, indentured peons to the well-prepared, because Our schools lack the vision, drive, intelligence and ethics needed to develop Leaders?

Do you see that half of Our adults--half--either live on welfare or choose not to work?

Do you see that on this over-regulated Island every new license bill, every new tax wrinkle, every new "fast-tracking permit law" does nothing but create more obstacles for business and economic growth?

Do you see that Our media has the brains of a chatty gonad, the attention span of a soap bubble in a cement mixer and the integrity of moldy Swiss cheese?

Do you see that many of Us--though far fewer than the self-proclaimed--literally bleed trying to make Puerto Rico not what it could be, but what it should be, what it always should have been?

Do you see what I see?

Maybe the more important question is: Do you care?

The Jenius Has Spoken.

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