I’ve been watching too many Michael Moore movies, I think. (Roger and Me and Bowling for Columbine, specifically.) Moore is sometimes a little too melodramatic and pessimistic for me, but man can he make an impact. The kind that raises valid questions about America’s future (especially for someone who already spends a lot of time dwelling on such things).
One question that’s really nagging me at the moment: Why do we spend so much money protecting our country and so little money improving it?
The only other institution I can think of that contains such a wealth of problems yet guards itself so heavily is a prison, or perhaps a mental institution.
Which brings me to another nagging question: By attempting to keep the perceived “bad guys” out, have we imprisoned ourselves within an even more dangerous system?
Just the sort of thoughts I know you all want to consider as you enter your Fridays.