Friday, October 24, 2014

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Disease as a Souvenir



It looks noble to go all over the globe bringing help to the masses,
 though I question what  happens for  millions in this country who go without any care at all.
Many might disagree but the facts do not back them up.
 When you bring disease home with you, well, it isn't so noble anymore it is just downright stupid.     I see it as misplaced and wrong headed service.
Charity just really does begin at home and bringing diseases home as a souvenir of your trek is hardly praise worthy.


The National Honor Society looks at service to community as part of their decision to take students on their rolls.  If service was done for one's own family, however, it does not count.
How  wrong is that?    But it seems that unless you are gallivanting the globe looking to do something for people other than your own it does not count for much.
Is it part of the new  globalism? Everyone joining in building that tower all over again.

If you want to treat, serve or proselytize  others in foreign places, stay there.     Don't bring foreign diseases and problems back with you.   It is all very nice and I am sure it looks good on your resume but charity is best done  in your own backyard.
Stay home, help people here.
Millions of Americans have no help. Why don't they count?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Family Unfriendly


display of 3 micro apartments

The push is on for smaller and smaller homes for everyone.
This isn't a trend that came and went but a trend that is growing in popularity and it includes having less or no children at all.

In the land of the free and home of the brave, where there are multiple millions of uninhabited acreage, people are being encouraged to live in extremely small homes that are made to house no more than one or two people.
It goes right along with the trend of giving up on marriage or marrying very late and having fewer and fewer children .

There are so many articles about  apartments in New York City and Japan that are more like large closets than homes for families.
 Many of these articles extol the benefits and 'charm'  of living a Spartan life style.
 
These miniscule homes and apartments are extremely unfriendly for children, the elderly and the handicapped, all of whom need room to get around.  No wheelchairs in these places.

The idea of saving the environment and using less land, lowering populations is being pushed universally.
But the truth of the matter is that even in China with its large population there is more than enough uninhabited land to house people and technology could reclaim wastelands.
Frankly there is more land on earth unoccupied than occupied.  There is more than enough to house a far greater population than the world now has.  But saving the rain forests far outweighs saving people in the eyes of a certain element.

Move to the city, live in a closet 


While family farms are being pushed out by mega businesses,people are being discouraged from moving beyond the confines of cities. In fact they are encouraged to move into cities and settle for living the single life in a micro box.
 As this article says some of these homes are barely larger than a maximum security prison cell and goes on to state that they are so tiny that they make a double wide mobile home seem like San Simeon home of the Hearst family castle.

The destruction of the family has been going on for a long time now and it is reflected even in trends of housing, transportation and jobs.
Americans are working harder, longer hours and have less to show for it.
Look around and you will notice all the programs and trends that fly in the face of family, children and marriage.

Update:
It also occurs to me that fellowship is breaking down as well.
People dwell solitary lives wrapped up in their technology like computers and phones.
Such tiny homes do not allow for gatherings.  The homes are too small for the people in them let alone for guests.
Entertaining guests and showing hospitality are primary necessities of life in a civilized society.
Look at Sodom and Gomorrah where hospitality and friendliness was hated. Visitors were prey.

 It also does not seem that such tiny homes would provide much security for those inside either.
Can you see where society is headed?