It's all those rich capitalists who think they own the world and abuse the little guy!!! Really?
It's the government's fault!! They don't take enough from the rich and give it to the poor. Really?
Or maybe it's the government's fault because they take too much from the rich and give it to the poor. Really?
News Flash...this world is headed down hill because the people "of this world" are blind to some very big realities. TBeek, you actually hit on one thing with which I agree. "We the people must 'take' some responsibility for the predicament we've placed ourselves" in. Coke is so successful at whatever they do because we the people buy their product. If we stop buying, they will either change or die as a corporation. Our leaders in Washington have power because we put them in power. If we stop voting for politicians with ideals we see in office today, the politicians will change to reflect what gets them elected.
Problem is, our culture has shifted a long way from where it was even 50 years ago. Today's culture says there is no absolute truth. You make your own truth. You make your own morals. You take what you can take and only give back what they force you to give. Don't be an American. Be an "(insert your ethnic background) American."
I think most of us would agree that the USA was the greatest nation on the planet 50 or 100 years ago. That's why the melting pot was a reality. People from everywhere wanted to come here. Why?? Because of who we were then. Our culture. Our principles. Our freedom of opportunity. Why mess with a good thing? Progress??? Many empires and nations in the past "progressed" themselves out of existence. We're on the road down, folks.
And I'll say it because it's true, even if many of you disagree. The USA, or some culture shift, is not the answer to your future. Jesus is.