may not know what kind of difficulty you are in due to the political and
social circumstances that affect your life in this country.
Let me get real
mortality rate ranks 37th in the world. It used to be 15th in the world. That's a
disgrace for a nation that seems so pumped up by its egotistical nature.
Many of the so-called
lesser nations of the world have as their populations, people who live
longer than you and your American neighbors. That's a disgrace!
We have no
universal healthcare and we pay exorbitant amounts of money for healthcare, while many
of our citizens can't get treated properly.
are in business to deny you the funds when you need to get adequate medical
treatment. That's a disgrace and a ripoff.
The fat cats get richer and you get exploited.
scream about the evils of socialism. Your education system is socialism up
and through high school.Yet your
children will be up to their necks in debt from borrowing money to get a
That's a ripoff and it's a disgrace. Higher education should be free
and could be free like it is in other countries.
Working mothers are
being ripped off by exorbitant day care costs, while they bust their chops
trying to support themselves and their children. We need a free day care system,
where the working mother can feel safe and secure that her children are
being taken care of properly and that she's not going to go into the
crapper because of lack of money. Let's end this disgrace and start to love
our neighbor as ourselves as it says in the good old book.
There is a huge
discrimination in the workforce towards senior citizens. They can't get jobs because
employers don't want to have to pay health insurance for their high risk
older seniors. Let's put the cream of our crop back to work if that's what
they want to do and give them the support and health care that they need.
When Jesus was asked
by a rich man how he could find the kingdom of heaven, Jesus told him to "sell
all of your goods and give the money to the poor and then follow
If we are to be a
true nation of people caring for and loving one another, then those of us
who are richer and more fortunate have a duty and obligation to help the
less fortunate. Our system needs to learn how to share the burden for
taking care of the least of us.
The nursing home
situation in this country is an absolute disgrace. Caretaking aging children are
over burdened with enormous costs for finding proper care for their aging
parents who need a lot of help. We need an entire reformulation and
reshaping of our healthcare system for people who are on the final edge of
their journey. There is no need for them to suffer because of lack of money
and services. This is an absolute disgrace and our country should be
ashamed of itself for the way it treats its extreme elderly people.
Did you know that
emergency rooms and hospitals can't afford to provide services due to a
lack of money?
Drug companies get richer and many treatments are denied to people who need
those treatments. The patient needs the money, not the executive who gets
bonuses for increasing profits.
dictators try to convince you that they care. But, that's bullshit! You'll notice that their
pensions and health care is fully provided to them through your tax
dollars. But you don't get the same benefits and privileges.
police and fire departments are socialistic institutions and because of
government institutionalization, these needed departments have not let us
down the hoary path of socialism. So, why are 2 million Americans in jail
with excessive sentences and for behavior that may be sinful but not
deserving of long term incarceration? Do you know that local governments
harass ordinary citizens with exorbitant fines, where warnings
would have been just as effective? You wonder why Americans don't fully
trust politcians and law enforcement.
we are to be a true democracy, we need to take care of our people and not have all of the wealth
go to the fat cats, while a majority of citizens are struggling just to
stay one step ahead of total fiscal collapse.
Everybody is concerned
about the so-called myth of the welfare state. Is anybody complaining about
the warfare state? Do we need another super carrier? We are being
practically defeated by homemade bombs and poor people. Why spend billions
on the latest military tank and the most sophisticated airplanes, while our
senior citizens and their caretakers are sweating their tails off trying to
provide proper care.
It's a disgrace! Charity is not going to cover
all of our basic needs. What we need is a total revamping of our political
and social ideology. The Europeans are way ahead of us when it comes to
taking care of their citizens. No wonder they live longer and happier and
are free of many of the anxieties that plague Americans. It's time to come
out of the haze that our political pundits have saturated us with. We need
to start revamping our system, modern-izing it
and spreading our wealth equitably and beneficially to those who need it
may think this newsletter is a little unusual coming from a psychotherapist. But my mental health training
also includes social psychology and group dynamics. We are on the
verge of seeing the collapse of our system. Our way of life must include an
equitable sharing of the wealth and resources of this country and
distributing it for the benefit of all of our citizens. This can only be
done by learning from other countries who are way
ahead of us.
don't have to worry about a foreign enemy. The enemy is here at home and it
is us and our blindness to our fellow citizens. Please don't send me any of
your rants telling me if I don't like this country, I should go to one of
those other countries that cares more for its citizens.
There is nothing new on the face of the earth and we owe it to ourselves to
improve our system and become the Golden City
on the hill. We can do it ...
has been a flood of information coming in from the media about the green
movement. Meanwhile, a very expensive trash truck is picking up my garbage
in the back alley. It makes sense to me that if you want to conserve
energy, we can invent a way to turn our waste materials into recyclable
energy right in our own homes.
In the meantime,
I'm going to watch some homeless person dive into the trash dumpster in the
back of McDonald's. Somewhere along the line, that person lost his dignity
and he had to resort to trash picking just to eat. Why not have a section at a
restaurant for indigent and homeless people to come and sit down and eat
properly from the excesses that America is so fond of producing
and throwing away. That's a great start!
my own personal psychotherapy practice, if I don't keep up with inflation,
I can't afford to support my family. Many potential clients come to me and want my services
but they can't afford it. In some European countries, the government pays
you to provide more (not less) treatment for those who need it. So
if I treat more people who can't afford American prices, the government
would reimburse me and I can help alleviate much of the suffering of our
population. Oh ... So why can't these people go to a public mental health
facility for low-cost treatment. I won't get into that. It makes sense that
every American should have access and free choice as to who they wish to be
is a part of me that says let the fat cats and their institutions fall
apart and let's send our tax dollar bailout money where it is really needed
... to our healthcare system, day care system, medical facilities,
infrastructure, and senior citizens.
put love back to work and shove self-interest and greed into the pit where
I see a new day and a
new age dawning. We have to come out of our own dark ages and see a new
enlightenment coming over the horizon.
As a people, we need to go beyond the beyond that is
beyond all beyondness!
can read between the lines of this article, you can see that I am trying to
deal with the struggles that most people on this planet confront on a daily
basis. Collectively, if we use our common sense, creativity and intuition
we can effectively solve these problems and diminish many of these
struggles. Let's take the burden of struggle out of individual hands and
spread the burden further out collectively. That way, we can diminish
anxiety and reduce suffering and pain.
I know many of you may feel
a change in one person's consciousness can start a flow that may reach a
at that point we may come to the realization of the messianic age, where
true brother/sisterhood/mother/fatherhood sings from the mountaintops of
Sinai to the rivers of Jordan to the oceans of Hawaii, the plains of Texas
and the skyscrapers of Philadelphia.