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?