I have been seeing something really selfish and sad on Face Book in the Last day. It is copied and pasted from a status message that has been going around and the people who post it should be ashamed to call themselves Americans. It is as follows.
America: the only country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed without eating, elderly going without needed meds, and mentally ill without treatment - yet we have a benefit for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations. 99% of people won't have the guts to copy and re post this.
First of all America is not the only country with homeless people without shelters, most countries the homeless are put in reeducation camps or just taken away and killed. In America at least the homeless people can get help, through charities, homeless centers, churches and other organizations. Kids going to bed without eating, that is a bunch of crap yes I said it. In most countries kids and families are dieing daily cause of no food. We here in America have plenty of ways people kids etc can get food. I know for a fact I am not to proud to say that I myself have been in that boat and know first hand and have seen the system work and it works, my family has never gone hungry or with out shelter. Elderly going without meds- well that again there is help for them as well most countries i e Britain after a certain age your left just to die with there medical system, sounds like that a real winner of a system.
As for the mentally ill we take very good care of our citizens, in China and Asia you would be taken to a rice patty and shot.
The people that are posting this should go over to Haiti and try living in what they are living in. OH WAIT that would mean leaving your nice houses , cars, running water, electricity, public works, a working government. The People over in Haiti are not asking much but a chance to live and this country was founded on that chance, so why shouldn't we help, remember what comes around goes around.
We think as a nation we are protected and this could never happen too us, remember Katrina, 911? Well I will say this we are not protected and with people who think and post that crap on their status messages I wonder How long God's hand of protection will really be on us as a nation ? When He lifts it off of us, we will pay for what we have become a nation of heartless Godless people. Woe to us and I pray for our country that this may never happen to us.