Broken Record….

Posted: April 15, 2013 in Random Thoughts
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I know I sound like a broken record every time something like this happens in our country.  Americans are a self-centered nation.  As a whole, we are rightly outraged someone would place bombs in public places hoping to kill and maim and get publicity.  But that outrage ends at our shores.  For some folks in other countries, murder and mayhem on a greater scale is the normal way of life, but where’s the righteous outrage about that?  We are all part of one big family, and a bombing there is just as despicable as a bombing here.  The tendency is for Americans to think, protect Americans and forget the rest of the world, as if the rest of the world’s problems can somehow be quarantined.  Be outraged about bombings that kill innocent people in Pakistan and Iraq and Afghanistan and Russia and Israel and Palestine and India and Nigeria and the Philippines….  Be outraged about these despicable acts everywhere.  Only when we begin to care about others as much as ourselves, will the world become a better place.

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