Gosh. I sure loved our country back when we believed in education, news and science. I remember when we put a man on the moon. How proud we were at every step forward. I remember how we felt about working together to achieve something great.
Imagine how proud we would be as a nation now if we had stepped up to the plate and tackled climate change. It feels so good to work together like that. Hurricanes would be normal and not dump 5 feet of water. We wouldn’t be choked with smoke all summer, every single summer. We’d be out floating the river. Fires would still be manageable and rains would come. Anything is possible when Americans are working together with common goals.
Imagine if our spiritual leaders were living up to the ideals of faith. Ideals that speak against greed, and encourage us to take care of each other. What if we prayed for peace instead of praying for something for ourselves? What if we appreciated the simple life instead of worshiping wealth? Imagine if that was a national theme, and our business leaders held to a morality of cleanliness and prosperity for all. What if big business saw the protections we enact as the barest minimum they would hold to? What if they actively researched ways to be cleaner, and kinder, and better? What if we had leaders and talk show hosts who were kind and encouraged our better side?
What if we believed in each other? That would be nice.