Sunday, October 30, 2011
Social Justice: USA NearThe Bottom of the Heap
We have not, as a country, taken care of most vulnerable people in our nation. It is interesting that in the glamour of our electoral process, no one is addressing the fact that the "greatest nation in the world" fails miserably despite our abundance of resources. Is it a wonder that the disabled are kept at bay and invisible? Could this be the unstated mission of the Occupy movement and other unrest? I somehow doubt that those concerned about the unequal distribution of resources are advocating the cause of the invisible disabled in the USA. Who will speak for our kids?
This was underscored in a report released on Thursday by the Bertelsmann Stiftung foundation of Germany entitled “Social Justice in the OECD — How Do the Member States Compare?” It analyzed some metrics of basic fairness and equality among Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries and ranked America among the ones at the bottom.
Someone needs to save us from ourselves!