Something strange happens when a major disaster occurs. Two neighbors that usually fight start working together. Race no longer separates people. Social status is thrown out the window. When life punches our city in the mouth it brings us together to fight for one another. We all come under one vision to protect and heal. We see what is most important at the time and forget everything else. We are raw. We are Alive. We move together as one forgetting differences. It doesn’t matter if you went to the school of law or the school of life.
Here are just a few examples of these disasters that I am talking about.
April 27,2011 tornados rip through the southeast destroying everything in its path.
Countless wildfires through the Midwest
Tsunami in Japan (America rallied to give relief)
Haiti (America immediately went to help)
I could argue that it is human nature or that this is American nature. We go. We protect. We support. We do not stand by and watch.
So now in the aftermath of hurricane sandy I’m left scratching my head trying to figure out
How some Americans in the heat of a natural disaster turn away help from other Americans for no other reason than the way the southern power crews practice business. Who would have thought that the ‘union’ was more important than people’s lives?
The only thing more disturbing is that the President of the United States of America reflected the same attitude and spirit when he was faced with a crisis in Benghazi Libya and stood by, refusing to take action and watching Americans die.
For the first time in our history as a nation, America looks like a weak country from the Middle East. To prideful to accept help from their own and to weak to help those in need.
What has happened to America?
We must fight to rise again to the country that we once were. We must fight for our freedom, for our people, for our children, for ourselves.
Lastly, what great accomplishments can America lay claim to before the civil war? When we were divided we could do little. But as the strongest country in the world we have repeatedly changed the course of history. Look at the world wars. Look at all of the aid we have been able to give over the years. Look at all of the individuals that we have sent across the world who have changed the lives of millions for the better. That is the America I grew up in and the one I want to see return.
We are more than what we have become.
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