The world run amok
POSTED: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 6:17pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:52am
Tyler (KETK) — My dad and I use to go round and round about politics, until I finally grew up.
With my 19-year old thinking I'd announce "we cannot be the world's policeman." My dad would drop the newspaper down enough for me to see his sarcastic look and say "then who?"
Can't we all get along? No, I learned. We can't because, the world is full of despots.
We have our problems, but we are a great, compassionate country. Many others are not.
Look what's happening right now since we traded in our badge for nothing but speech-making and fund raising.
Greg Gutfeld said it best Sunday when he wrote the following excerpt:
" It's Sunday morning, and I'm reading the reports on the Malaysia Airline mass murder, and it's beyond depressing. Imagine if it were a son or a daughter, a sister or a brother, a mom or a dad-rotting in that field. And surrounding that field are a band of mystery men, preventing recovery. And think to yourself, that these fellows are picking through your loved ones' things-not only destroying a crime scene but possibly helping themselves to whatever's around them.
It's revolting. How does this world let this happen? Because we let it happen.
Amidst the clamoring for action and demands for investigations, a sense of helplessness permeates such rage. Without America leading the charge, the world body is headless; it's simply a chicken squawking around the ghastly field of dismal realities. Downed planes, kidnapped girls, women stoned for adultery, 100 dead in Nigeria. Expletive happens, to be sure. But we used to be the expletive -kickers.
I know, I know we can't be the world's policeman. But if not us, then who?
This is what happens when you lead from behind or don't lead at all.
That's my point of view, what's yours?