How Soon We Forget…


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Today here in the United States we are honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr during an official federal holiday.  But even with the election of an African American as President of the United States there is still much growth needed for this country.  When I say growth, I mean the reduction or eradication of ignorance with regards to race.  We as a country are quite forgetful on most days when it comes to remembering how one circumstance or the other developed.  Quite simply, I mean the current state of our economy.  We were near the brink of another massive economic depression prior to the election of the current President.  However, there is frustration because the chaos created during eight years of the Bush Administration is not reversed in the past three years by the Obama Administration.

We all know that it is easy to destroy most things.  Think about the demolition of a skyscraper, with just a few hits from a wrecking ball the building will be demolished.  However, try to rebuild a structure knocked down it will take a significant amount of effort and may be near impossible depending on circumstances.  In addition to the political arena we also are forgetful about social issues that we initially show outrage over.  One major news story that held our attention last year is the Troy Davis case; even with clear evidence being discovered the Georgia governor allowed for the execution of possibly an innocent man.

I could go on and on about this subject but I would rather encourage people to intelligently argue about politics or social issues.  Even when a crisis seems to pass it is important to remain aware of the situation.  Whether it be destruction from a hurricane or earthquake it is important to remember there are long-term impacts to a nation.  Also educate yourself about the issues that a particular political candidate is highlighting and dig deep.  Be informed, remain educated and be active in your own existence.

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