In 1960, Michael Harrington wrote, The Other America, a book that shaped the domestic policy of both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.
Likely time for another book like that.
There are definitely two Americas today.
Fact: Over the past 4 days at our inner city Resource Center, over 1,200 individuals stopped by seeking assistance with food, housing, utilities, transportation and other pressing needs.
Conclusion: Our economy is anything but "fundamentally sound" for these precious neighbors of ours.
Quote: "It's extraordinary to me that the United States can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can't find $25 billion dollars to saved 25,000 children who die every day from preventable diseases."
- Bono, rock star and anti-poverty activist.
(Source: The American Prospect blog as quoted in Sojourner's Sojo Mail service--mailto:service--SojoMail@sojo.net)
What might happen if we woke up, rediscovered our best values as Americans and then moved forward?