Apr 25, 2013 | By: A Woman

The American Dream (of Poverty) - Day 356



Today I watched the documentary - America's Poor Kids by the BBC. I was actually satisfied initially with how the documentary was done from the perspective of bringing to the American's awareness the consequences of the so call 'American Dream'. In side me, there was a moment of hope that maybe if they see poverty happening in front of their eyes and not just in third world countries, they would start questioning the system. But as the documentary progressed, I realized that it won't make any difference and especially when the characters they chose to document were those family who were lucky enough to get a house eventually.

So what is the American Dream?

The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work. In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams in 1931, "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.

The idea of the American Dream is rooted in the United States Declaration of Independence which proclaims that "all men are created equal" and that they are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights" including "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

(Source: Wikipidia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Dream)


So what went wrong along the way? I mean 82 years has passed and the American Dream of Opportunities and prosperity and success that should have been Equal for everyone is no where to be found unless you are one of those lucky few who where able to either born to money or get access to money but for most part, the Dream remain on a mental state of sleeping rather something that was actually physically manifested.


I mean, would it be Commonsensically to assess the Equation and either do remediation on the parts of the equation that aren’t working and align the equation so that the 'Dream' could be physically manifested? In this, the part that was always missing is the part where one is waking up from the dream and start working out an equation that would bring about the physical expression of the dream isn't it?

So now, 82 years has passed and still  - we are all asleep, hoping for a better future, hoping that someone would save the day exactly as how things works out in the movies and TV series we almost hypnotically watch which is not far from our own dream - it is all taking place in some virtual reality without any physical grounds.


One of the kids in the 'American's poor kids' repeatedly said that no child should go through what she has gone through and I agree, no child should, no man and woman should, no animal should and yet, it is happening on a day to day basis all over the world and the Poverty epidemic is worsening.


So will we wake up and start questioning why and how the dream didn't come through? A good place to start is the Equal Money System website where the equation is slowly but surely busy forming, an equation that is based on a value that is honourable - the value of Life that is best for all on a physical level.


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