The Paradox of Two Americas
First in a Series
It is the best of times,
Businesses and consumers are spending more which bolsters the economy.
Employment is strong. Wages are up.
The dollar is strong. Stocks are up.
it is the worst of times,
Reproductive health care is in danger.
26 million Americans are without any health insurance.
Daily mass murders are commonplace.
Corporations increase prices to improve profits.
it is the age of wisdom,
Most Americans believe climate change is threatening our earth.
it is the age of foolishness,
American leaders are not working effectively to resolve the crisis.
it is the epoch of belief,
Most Americans believe our country will survive and thrive.
it is the epoch of incredulity,
A despot may become president of the United States of America.
it is the season of Light,
Democracy encourages voter participation.
it is the season of Darkness,
Democracy is threatened by despotism.
it is the season of hope,
Americans are people of self-determination.
Americans thrive on freedom.
Americans are strong.
it is the winter of despair.
Truth is in a race against deception.
YOU can influence the future. Start now.
The next piece is this series will share some suggestions and ideas on influencing. Please leave your suggestions under comments, and I will share them in future blogs.
Collaborators: Elizabeth Kilcoyne, Patricia Skibbee and Kathy Pasquina