The statistics regarding the sad plight of America’s children and youth is not really news. We have not bettered our standing among other rich nations. Conditions have been getting worse.
I found someone from another nation today and asked them what they thought. What are the reasons for America paying no attention to the suffering of their children? 1,825 confirmed cases of abuse and neglect per day is not a small, insigificant number of children. Well, I need to rephrase that. It evidently is an insignificant number. Too minor to pay attention to, to be bothered by.
The person I spoke with told me, well, who is surprised? Certainly no other nations. It’s the American personality, I was told. ARROGANT, self-centered — I forget all the adjectives used to describe what I guess many, many other nations agree on about Americans. None of them were positive.
So, are we a nation with a personality disorder?
That’s what it sounds like to me! Take a look at some of those statistics about kids in that link up there if you haven’t already. Sad state of affairs. As this person told me today, nobody likes Americans and they haven’t for a long, long time. We may like to boast and bully — but when it comes to our kids?
Take a look for yourself.
Please click here to read or to Leave a Comment »