Sloughing Responsibilities

When someone says I can’t he often means I don’t want to. When Americans tell me they are the richest nation on earth and they can’t afford to honour their commitments to support the elderly, or to properly care for the sick they clearly mean they don’t want to. They want to spend the wealth on something else such as luxuries for the wealthy, toys for the military or locking up all black people in jail.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)