Monday, May 2, 2011

Our World Hierarchy is Outdated

Osama bin Laden is dead. Is it time for the United States to stop trying to police the world, to give up on keeping ourselves on the top of the world hierarchy we create and sustain? Just like in any hierarchy, being on top has its advantages but many, many disadvantages.

Our resources are needed internally, for our health and happiness. Our schools need improving, as well as our transportation infrastructure and the quality of life and security for seniors. We need a fair tax system in which rich people and corporations pay their share, and jobs need to stay home.

Like they say on airplanes, we must first make sure we put on our oxygen masks before we help others in need. Now is the time to look inward before we have nothing else to give others.