Saturday, February 16, 2008

Maybe This Will Help Put Things In Perspective

Every day there are news reports about more deaths. Every night on TV there are photos of death and destruction. Why are we still there?
We occupied this land, which we had to take by force, but it causes us nothing but trouble. Why are we still there?
Many of our children go there and never come back. Why are we still there?
Their government is unstable, and they have sporadic leadership. Why are we still there?
Many of their people are uncivilized. Why are we still there?
The place is subject to natural disasters, from which we are supposed to bail them out. Why are we still there?
There are more than 1000 religious sects, which we do not understand. Why are we still there?
Their folkways, foods, and fads are unfathomable to ordinary Americans. Why are we still there?
We can't even secure the borders. Why are we still there?
They are billions of dollars in debt, and it will cost billions more to rebuild, which we cannot afford. Why are we still there?
It is becoming clear...

WE MUST PULL OUT OF CALIFORNIA

(from a chain email I got about four years ago, still poignant)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok, baby, I'll leave California, may I move in with you, sexy? Please. I want o u t 2..the pollution is killing us..

Anonymous said...

Oh, Adam! Do save us from the ever burning Southern California fires, floods, mudslides, earthquakes, and paparazzi!! Our hero!! ;)

Dorah (Scotts Valley CA) said...

I wasn't sure if you were talking about New Orleans and surrounds, New York City, Florida, Puerto Rico or California. Or maybe Washington DC.