Airborne Nation — “Don’t Tread on Me”
“There is something very seriously wrong with you if can accept the abuse, starvation, or death of innocent children, as nothing more than the byproduct of a broken system, without first wanting to give them everything you can to help them, even it means loosing the shirt off our own back. — William Carl Marks
“Don’t Tread on Me”
Chad P. Morrison, Thursday , June 18, 2009
There is a crisis spreading across in America. This crisis is willful blindness. We fail to see what is happening to our fellow citizens, even our children. We fail to believe that we can change their plight. Detroit, Michigan is the 11th largest city in the United States. It has lost over half of it’s residents. The auto industry has, thanklessly, left the city in shambles. There are no national grocery store chains in a city whose population once exceeded one million two hundred thousand people. There are no bailouts to be had. It is a city where over 30% of the residents are on food stamps, and they have no place to buy food. Imagine being in a city with a poor public transit system, or a place that has reached 22% unemployment. Unemployment was 25% during the Great Depression, when people could farm and did not need to work. Now the impact is far more severe. You have no car, no job, and nowhere to buy food. This is America, Don’t Tread on Me. Something constructive needs to be done and soon.
“Supplemental” — Kent Allen Halliburton, Tuesday, August 16, 2016
My new Comrade, Chad, and I, could not possibly agree more with one another on this topic, if it were possible. I mirrored the exact same sentiments in my piece, Stop Funding Unnecessary Sports Venues and Feed the Hungry, House the Homeless, Give Work to the Jobless, and Rebuild Our Roads, published on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. I began the piece with a quote from Helen Keller, who aptly explains the cause of the problem.
“The few own the many because they possess the means of livelihood of all … The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor. The majority of mankind are working people. So long as their fair demands, the ownership and control of their livelihoods, are set at naught, we can have neither men’s rights nor women’s rights. The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease.” — Helen Keller
The original version of this article was published at http://airbornenation.yolasite.com/blogs/don-t-tread-on-me.