Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The March of a New Tune

The weekend The Wall Street Journal declared, 
Job Losses Are Worst Since '74
The economy shed 533,000 jobs in November, bring the total jobs lost since September to 1.3 million. By now, if it's not you who has lost a job, it's someone you know. And if it's not someone you know, it's most definitely someone in your community.

During the Great Depression the American motto seemed to be, "We're all in this together." Then somewhere along the line we decided to get what you can while the getting is good. The truth is that most of us have been too busy with the tasks at hand and our constant accumulation to notice what is going on with our neighbors.

As we head into the Holiday Season and the New Year, perhaps with more of an awareness of a common condition and collective aspiration, we can march forward to the new tune of 
"Help, where help is needed."

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