Friday, July 9, 2010

Society Out of Focus

First of all, let it be known that I'm not an Alex Jones follower. I think there is a lot of truth to what he says, but I also think he's over the top in many situations. That being said, I think he hits the nail on the head with this one - our priorities are backwards as a society.

He makes the point that we are so wrapped up in LeBron James and Lindsay Lohan, that we forget, or choose not to see, that our country is being torn apart right in front of our eyes. It is very telling of our current society when we focus so heavily on things that mean nothing in the long run: which team LeBron will go to, what drunken stupor Lindsay Lohan is in now, what new plastic surgery what's-her-bucket just had, what's happening on "The Hills",

We don't need to worry about the war, it's thousands of miles away and someone else is fighting it.
We don't need to worry about starvation and disease, someone else will take care of it.
We don't need to think about our financial future, the government will take care of it.
We don't need to teach our children, that's what teachers are for.
We don't need to worry about politics, someone else will vote.

Please people, pay attention and get involved. We can't turn a blind eye to the reality of the situation even though sometimes it's hard to look at. Focus on things that matter most, and spend less time wasting time on things that don't.

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