Thursday, August 11, 2011

I Know It's Daunting!

I know, I know, it's daunting! The problems of the world are tremendous and it is easy to think that one person cannot do anything to make a difference. The corporations run the show. The upper tier of the government where policies are actually made seem untouchable. In some ways they are but do not get discouraged!

It's easy to think about all the bad that is occuring and see no way out of it all. The reality is however, that there are lots of good things happening. Organizations, coalitions, communities, individuals, etc. are all coming together. Or at least starting to. Though money talks a big talk in this lovely world, it is not always crucial. We have a power that can create change if we band together. The power resides in the people. Look at Lybia, Tunisia and Egypt. They all stood together and faught for what they believed in: the people. Take Egypt, this is a country that did not have freedom of speech, they did not have the rights to form individual campaigns and rally's against the government. They were legally not allowed to do anything that they did..but they did it. They were able to stand together and take down the dictatorship that Mubarak had been running since 1981.

So what do we have to say about ourselves America? We have the liberties and freedoms that so many others in the rest of the world dream of. I say we use them! There is really only one thing that I see standing in our way..eachother. I say we must unite. So many movies have shown us this very concept. The underdogs that didn't have a chance. The individuals who alone were bound to fail but with others, they succeeded.

I know it's daunting. But it is possible. It has to be. We have come to a point where our livelihoods depend on it.

By Taylor Hughes

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