There is hope for the future, and it begins with you!
There is absolutely nothing keeping us from making our country a better place. No law, no practice, no unwritten rules inhibit you from being a good person, and encouraging others to do so. Society, as a whole, may not be willing to change, but individually, we are much more willing than anyone would imagine. It takes steps, and small victories, but eventually, they become more, and grander, until eventually, it becomes a norm and we can once again knock on our neighbors door and ask for a cup of sugar, or let our children play in the streets without reasonable fear for their safety. It takes effort and will to make this happen, but it takes a concerted effort from you to make it happen. One person cannot change a culture, but one person can take that first step, and lead the rest!
If all of this warm fuzzy feel good nonsense seems fictional to you, then let's discuss how our current society evolved. Why is it that today in America, parents don't let their children play outside after dark when 50 years ago it was perfectly normal? What happened to teenagers going through phases, and being moody, why are they now depressed, ADHD, ADD, or selfish? What happened to family values, or families spending time together? All of these things changed over time and gradually, due to either large events, degradation of respect for fellow man, or technology. That doesn't have to be the case!
The American dream isn't dead, it's just being misconstrued, buried, and blighted. The white picket fence, dog, husband, wife, and three kids isn't the only norm in America. There are plenty of perfectly functioning families that have 2 mothers, or 2 fathers, or only one. The economy is atrocious, and it causes people to protect what is theirs, more so now than any other time since the Great Depression. Yet, there are still great acts of charity among those that have little.
The difference between the past and the present is we have witnessed the mistakes of our predecessors, and know what not to do and continue to do it anyway. History repeats itself if you don't learn from it and right now we aren't learning at all. It's understandable why these things keep happening, but we have the power to stop it, change it, and prevent it from ever happening again. That's the difference, in this day and age, we have so much more power, authority and knowledge than at any other time in history, and we don't use it to its full potential. That is what we want you to realize, you have the tools, the strength, and the ability to ensure that the mistakes of our past and present never happen in our future. All you have to do is act!
Join the Initiative
Your having come here is a testament to your desire to make a difference in the world, and to be a true patriot. Patriotism is not following your government blindly, it's faith in your country, its ideals, and what it stands for. It's about the man or woman next to you working hard, and doing the same things you do to keep this country afloat. It's time to put aside our differences and work together. Strength in Unity, strength in numbers, the divisions of our past must be laid to rest if we are to survive as a nation. We cannot and will not allow disunity to continue! We can make a difference and I urge you to spread the message: through unity we can make a difference!