Unhappy Americans and Where Are We Heading? (Part 1)

Capitalist Drugs and Dirty Streets

My recent trip to Denver Colorado was an eye-opener. It seems that Denver suffers from a saturation of liquor stores. Chicago’s urban areas (south and west side) is saturated with liquor establishments as well. Nevertheless, Denver does not suffer the same crime rates related to alcohol. One reason is Denver’s population is smaller than Chicago (over 700 K in Denver in contrast to Chicago’s just shy of 3 million). In addition, land mass is smaller in Denver, than Chicago.

Majority of the outer surfaces of the businesses look outdated — also, too many signs with brands and sale prices to get people to consume alcohol. Sidewalks were a bit dirtier; it gave me that impression that I was back in the South Side of Chicago.

Unhappy Americans are suffering from addictions. It could be hard drugs, it could be alcohol, but we need sociological studies conducted in parts of these areas that are depleting. Intervention is key to making changes to bring back healthy families. Destroying our environments with the consumerism of toxins will ruin many dreams for many Americans. Together we stand, divided we fall.

Dr. King once said, “”We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. This is the interrelated structure of all reality. You can never be what you ought to be until I become what I ought to be.

Reaganomics = Unhappy Americans 

Many people suffering from mental diseases are not drug addicts. However, the majority of people place this stigma on people struggling with mental health disorders.  There are many reasons why people are financially and mentally unstable. It can evolve from drug usage, lack of good paying jobs, mental health issues, and limited resources.

Posted by Don Myles on Sunday, September 10, 2017

This photo is from Don Miles who helps aid homeless people. Please note, this a sign posted under a bridge where Chicago homeless people sleep. 

It pains me to see how children born into poverty, single parent homes, and living in violent prone communities. And we expect them to compete with middle-class children and children that live in affluent areas. Impoverish children, and their parents need extra programs, better and safer neighborhoods, and adequate schools.

Super Max Contracts for Teachers

Do we punish teachers with low wages and reward athletes with millions? Teachers need to get paid six figures! Defacto, taxpayer monies go twenty times more to defense aid, than education. Thereupon, US Societies are going to be a military state; rather than enlighten country. We are retrograding our Nation’s potential. For our Nation to be the best example, we all must succeed. Utilitarianism theory states the greatest good for the greatest number.

Our economy is struggling folks, and yes some companies are successful (e.g., military manufactures) and providing vital jobs that we need.  However, the majority of unhappy Americans are suffering from a lack of good-paying posts. The necessity for innovation and creativity must be our focal point.

The world needs thinkers; a vital component to survival and tranquility among the human family. And this our demise. If we choose to have classes that struggle with financial independence; coupled with a small population controlling all the resources—capitalism will only flourish for the few. Revolution will set itself behind the scenes waiting for an opportunity to cause chaos.

We need as a society to promote more programs and aid (i.e., governmental loans) to start new small businesses. This is the answer to many of the dilemmas that we face as a nation.

Job growth only comes through creativity and innovation. Taxes that target smaller and middle classes need to be enforced on to the rich. We cannot tax small business and expect our economy to grow. Over 80 percent of our jobs come from small businesses. We need to provide incentives for small businesses to say, “We will retake the chance America, we will reinvest in you!”