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#1 posted 01-17-2009 04:53 PM

I think Don (above) hit the nail on the head. Our biggest weakness comes from lack of support from within. I don’t think that the majority of the younger generations (mine included) know how to “dig deep” and sacrifice, to pull in their neighborhood to work for the greater good of their community and the nation.

My Great Grandmother, Grandfather, and Grandmother used to tell me stories of WWII and the Great Depression. My Great Grandmother had five boys and two girls in the Great Depression. My Grandfather said that he was about 13 when the Great Depression hit, the same year when my Great Grandfather died in the mines. My Great Grandmother was left a single mom in her late 30’s to raise 7 kids, uneducated, no work. My Grandfather used to say that the boys went out to hunt rabbits with sharp sticks, and they fished in all kinds of weather. If they didn’t catch something, they didn’t eat. No car, no insurance, no town Dr, collecting sticks to burn in the wood stove, no livestock. I sometimes even wonder if my Great Grandmother knew the definition of the word selfish or self centered, because she sacrificed everything she had, which was very little- yet she would have given her blankets to a neighbor.

My point is, I think the lack of support that Americans give this country is directly related to this “Me” mentality that is so popular in today’s younger generations. We (generally) really don’t have any idea what it’s like to have to go through that kind of living. I think that sometimes the selfishness clouds and taints our view of this country.

Thanks, Roman, for your thoughts.


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