There is a story about this gigantic, fictional bird who is able to talk to god. I don’t remember the name of this bird, but I think it starts with a “Z”. One day, god asks the bird to find the hardest word to say in the world. The bird flies far and wide, finds a difficult word to pronounce, and comes back to the mountain top to say the word to god. Each time the bird is wrong. Eventually the bird gives up and says that he is sorry. God then replies that “I am sorry.” is the hardest thing to say.
Why is this relevant? I need to say a few things that are usually hard to say, but with a deep breath, here goes nothing…
I am sorry for accidentally making the last few posts a bit too personal and opinionated. I am sorry that I have struck a tangent in my writing, causing me to “miss the point” about making the world a better place by fixing the problems. Criticizing the US by destroying the Pledge of Allegiance won’t help anyone. I am sorry to everyone who was offended, hurt, or was confused by my lack of clarity.
I suppose what I was trying to say is that the US is not perfect, although many people claim that it is. People my age have a tendency to be very nationalistic by saying things such as “America is #1! America is the greatest! America is the best!” and it doesn’t stop with teenagers. Those statements are not true. The US is by far not the best but it is by far not the worse. If you were to analyse every single action that the government has done to its own citizens and to the world, one would find that there are good deeds and mistakes. What makes the US have the potential to be great is that it may be able to successfully learn from its mistakes.
“Jeff”, show this message to your friends and tell them that the cruelties of Afghanistan and Iraq visit my nightmares, so I know what they mean when they say I should go there to know what bad governments are like.
I was trying to show the world that the US exaggerates, fibs occasionally, and changes the textbook to make itself seem not as bad. There will be a post tomorrow about this as well concerning what really is the worst massacre on US soil (hint: It is not Orlando). Many countries may do this for different reasons, but the point is that the US is not perfect, so it is not the best. It is also not the worst, so I’m glad I live here and not in a village in Africa that has no fresh water. However, the US may need some next generation updating.
I may not be as nationalistic as the average American, but that is because I try to see the ways this country can improve itself. The most effective way I can make this country better is to become part of congress or even the president one day to make this country great for once (not “again” like what Trump says because this country hasn’t exactly been great since it was created). Who thinks me as president is a bad idea? Anyways, my opinion on certain matters may not be correct nor appeasing to others, but I do try to learn from my mistakes. It may have been a mistake to post The Pledge of Allegiance, but I hope that I won’t make that mistake again. It was inflammatory and offensive. I’m sorry.
Now that I think I am back on track with the topics I should probably not cover, I would like your opinions. When I say your, I mean every last person who comes across this article and gets this far. What do you want me to write about? What do you think are problems in this world? What do you like so far about this blog now that it is older than 6 months? What would make this blog better? Please comment below.