“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” -Robert F. Kennedy
America is a great country filled with hard-workers, brilliant thinkers, leaders, and billionaires. Ideas and advances which perpetuate progress have the ability to create unimaginable ripples – with both positive and negative consequences. America’s healthcare rating is the worst in the developed world and the U.S. ranks sixteenth in the world for overall health according to Time Health and the 2014 Commonwealth Fund survey. What ripple(s) may be creating ailing Americans?
Toxic reactions, bacterial infections, heavy metal exposure, chemical additives, preservatives, environmental pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides, chemical concoctions used in our food, cosmetics, personal care products, and household cleaning products, parasites inside our bodies, allergies, food preparation and storage habits, prescription drugs and antibiotics, vaccines with aluminum or other chemicals, lifestyle choices, lack of exercise, and other World Health Organization findings all create ripples – good, bad, and horrific. Are you aware of how these things effect your life, our world, or future generations. This is an existential question. You want me to answer this. “Right?” I want us all to answer this together.
No more fighting, corporate greed, tainted research, biased information, moral high ground, liberal agenda, or outmoded beliefs. We each need to have open conversations and begin to learn how to heal our nation. The best way to create a “tox-sick” American is to produce so much contention, fear, confusing research, and expert arguments that we give up trying to help ourselves, our children, and our neighbors. We are seeing the ripples of human error and ingenuity. Only we can fix this, and I believe it starts with “a tiny ripple of hope.”