Catchy title, huh? Yes, I did think of this myself, for all of you wondering.
As I sit here at my desk sipping on some iced green tea, what is it that I wanted to write about? Or, rather, what IS it that I want to right about? Let’s take a look:
So I think I need to take some sort of Middle East 101, or, even better, the world besides or in addition to just America (101). I need a crash course on the world, and not in a geographical sense, but in a way that allows me to understand what the hell is going on in my backyard, down the road, across town, etc. Help? Any suggestions? I want sociopolitical education of the rest of the globe.
I know I am not alone, and this is probably not an accident for Americans tend to have a reputation, and I think correctly so, of being rather ignorant. But why? Why is “the greatest” (not my belief, just the notion professed by the flag waver inhabitants of this nation) country unaware of the rest of the global community? Especially when, in fact, we have our hands in everyone else’s business – maybe overgeneralizing a tad, but we certainly influence the world in a significant fashion.
Maybe the answer is simple – as in, our leaders do not want the citizens to be aware of the dirty business our nation is involved in or directly conducting? One could definitely make a strong argument for this premise.
But perhaps it is more complex than just that.
What are your thoughts?