Reacting to this piece – “USA! USA!” is the wrong response – in Salon.com. How about we take all that energy and put it to good American use?
- Help out relief efforts in the South. Osama’s passing did not stop tornados and floods.
- Continue the dialogue of healing and working toward a better future. Violence is a vicious cycle and let’s get out of it.
- Speaking of violence, aside from the things happening in the Middle East – there’s crazy stuff happening just south of our border in Mexico. It is affecting our people, has affected our people, and we’re part of the problem.
- Let’s get out there into our local neighborhoods. Take that energy to beautify a park, feed the homeless, volunteer for educational programs like reading to kids.
Point being – when 9/11 happened, we bonded together as a people under one nation, not divided by the diversity of our ethnical/cultural backgrounds, political perspectives, and varied locations. Let’s return to that, but united in making this country one of the best in the world.