What happened to the dream? Scribbles and bits

They say that ignorance is bliss, what they do not know will not hurt them.  But these statements could not be further from the truth.  So many people are getting pregnant, sick, and even dying because they do not have the resources they need. 

Not because they do not want or need them, but because they are poor and do not have access to the resources they need.  The people who need them the most, are walked by, usually getting a look of disgust, that they are so oblivious to the truths that seem so simple to others. 

How the do the “rich and educated” not know something so simple, I wonder.  It is such a logical concept, really. 

The fatal mistake is that they consciously ignore it, instead of doing something to change it, to make it better for the people close to them that need their help, they do everything they can to help others in across the world.  Denying the fact that they should be using that energy here, at home. 

People are crying out for help, they are acting out, in hopes that they can get the attention, they need, and yet they are not acknowledge.  It is much easier to deny our problems and reach out to help others who we believe are in significant more need.   

The people who need help are begging for guidance, for help and all they get is ridicule for being stuck in the same cycle because they do not know any better.

We wonder why we are in more debt; we wonder why people have to turn against one another, so that they can survive.  We refuse to see the facts that are so obvious that they could be on a neon sign blinking, and still nothing changes. 

No, we would rather make things even harder for these poor souls, who need education, who need support, who do not even know about the programs that are supposed to help them, that are being abused by those who do. 

“I have a dream”, was not just a dream for one race in this country.  It was a dream for the entire country to be able to live in equality.  Men, women, gay, and lesbian, rich and poor, to be able to love and support each other so that we could all live the American dream.  We could all enjoy the pursuit of happiness. 

What happened to that dream, what happened to that goal? What made us able to, “turn a blind eye” to the human suffering in our own backyard, so that we could reach out to help others elsewhere?

 

   

 

   

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  1. pastormike

    well and passionately written. I absolutely agree.. and this was exactly what Martin was talking about. and the worst thing is the wealthy self justify their apathy:“we’d just be enabling them.” yes.. eneabling them to suceed. I share your anger…

    September 03, 2013
    1. proudmomma8

      Thank you. Right now they are still enabling people to get on welfare, and have more babies to have them. They need to go to inner cities and set up (free) education programs that teach them to survive, teach them how to succeed, make them want to learn.

      September 03, 2013
      1. pastormike

        yes. I teach a class twice a year at my local community college campus on how to take tests. such a simple skill.. but it makes a huge difference. they need a class in reality.. be made to understand that tattoos and garish haircuts have huge monetary consequences. need to learn the truth about what rent to own and credit card comeons really cost. learn time management and prioritizing.

        September 03, 2013
        1. proudmomma8

          When you use a credit card, go to the customer service desk and if they don’t have a service desk where you can pay, go home and pay it right off. Rent to own is expensive, a no no!

          September 03, 2013
          1. pastormike

            yes.. but so many disadvantaged teens don’t know that. One came into a class I was teaching all excited because he got an offer for a credit card with a 200 dollar limit. I used it as a teachable moment.. showed him that with the upfront fees they charged he actually got less than a hundred dollars of credit.. and even if he bought nothing at all he would owe them over a thousand dollars if he made just the minimum payment. he and the class were stunned.. nobody had ever done the math for them.

            September 03, 2013
  2. antonipolaski

    It’s difficult to see the reality on the ground below when you’re perched upon the top of an ivory tower.

    September 03, 2013
    1. proudmomma8

      I agree

      September 03, 2013
  3. cjb321

    Very well put. I agree! smiles

    September 03, 2013
    1. proudmomma8

      September 03, 2013
  4. proudmomma8

    http://youtu.be/s-pFAFsTFTI

    September 03, 2013
    1. SEC

      momma8, if instead of copying the link copy the embed code paste, save, edit save and it should work.

      September 03, 2013
      1. proudmomma8

        Thank you SEC, I forgot I had to go to embed before copying, I guess it has been a while

        September 03, 2013
        1. SEC

          At least a year.

          September 03, 2013
      2. proudmomma8

        September 03, 2013
        1. SEC

          works about the same in the body of a text post with the addition of a second edit after the save.

          September 03, 2013
          1. proudmomma8

            I am stuck on the beatles today

            September 04, 2013
            1. SEC

              We all have these fits on occasion.

              September 04, 2013
          2. proudmomma8

            I could have used Boyz II Men but since it was a Beatles post…

            September 04, 2013
            1. SEC

              I applaud your choice.

              September 04, 2013
          3. proudmomma8

            Thank you

            September 04, 2013
  5. proudmomma8

    http://youtu.be/h0gpPs4flw8

    September 03, 2013