The diversity of our country that once was the glue in the fabric of our existence is now at its core in tearing us apart.
No longer is America the model melting pot that it was at the start of the 20th century. It’s now the 21st century and its individual parts are screaming among themselves and shattering this country into pieces.
Whites push their own agenda.
Blacks have their own stance.
Hispanics demand to be recognized.
Asians stand up for themselves.
Christians. Catholics. Jews. Muslims. Episcopalians. Methodists. Mormons. Gays. Lesbians. Feminists. Undocumented Immigrants. Democrats. Republicans. Liberals. Conservatives.
Every individual group that makes up our country is out for themselves. They form their own caucuses. They have their own newspapers. They create their own websites.
They broadcast over their own stations. They form their own opinions and hold fast to their own convictions.
They network. They organize.
Social media provides for their own voices to be heard but no one is listening. The voices are talking over one another like the biblical Tower of Babel.
In our infinite wisdom in the advancement of technology, we’ve gotten dumber.
We’re so connected that we’ve become disconnected.
We’ve alienated ourselves from each other.
We’ve lost the ability to co-exist.
One for all and all for one and every man for himself.
The United States of America is anything but united.
The Divided States of America.
It’s seen on our television sets. It’s written about in newspapers.
It’s plastered in blogs and comment sections all over the internet.
We’re in trouble. We’re in serious trouble. It’s a sad state of affairs.
Not only is our country in trouble. This phenomenon has spread globally.
Our entire planet is in trouble.
E.A.R.T.H. = Educate And Reform The Humans
We need unity. We need harmony. We need compatibility. We need understanding.
We need peace. We need to work together. We need to re-group.
We need reform. We need to recognize our own humanity. We need each other.
We. Not I. There is no I in team. We need to become better team players.
We need to realize that our whole is greater than the sum of our parts.
R. Buckminster Fuller was right. The belief in Spaceship Earth is our only true salvation.