This post will most likely not make me any friends, but I have to say this:
Why is it that we feel that America has to right every damned injustice in the world?
Yes, there are some causes that I feel strongly about and will fight to the death for, obviously, I mean I've been utterly obsessed about the lack of CHD awareness and research funding for 5 months now, but I think you all realize that I take that personally because it's affected me personally.
For example: I am not, nor do I understand how anyone else is, feeling indignant about the men who had to put their hands in boiling oil to prove they didn't embezzle money (in India I believe.) Nor am I writing my congressmen to raise a stink about a man in... what country was it? I don't remember- but he was forced to marry a goat because they caught him screwing it... Nope, I find that one amusing actually. And there are people somewhere (again, can't remember the country) who have been sentenced to death for infecting patients with HIV. I don't know if they did it or not, and frankly, it isn't my problem, or that of America, if they hang/stone/beat them to death.
There are millions upon millions of people worldwide who are being punished in some arcane fashion for millions of things. No, I don't neccessarily agree with what's going on but I can't find it in me to need to fight for them all. Nor do I believe that America should.
I think America is far too involved in foreign countries' affairs as it is. America is an entity, much like a person, and one person can only fight so many battles, and a wise person carefully chooses which battles to fight. America shouldn't be interjecting itself into every damn situation all over the world, no matter how wrong it is. It just isn't our responsibility!
We, as a nation, are so convinced that we're superior, we're so damn conceited to think we have the right to force our ways on other cultures. We think that the way we do things is "the right way." Well, looking at the stuff in OUR news should be enough to prove that theory wrong. I think we need to concentrate on our own damn country and our domestic affairs a little more, and a little less on other countries' problems...
*steps off her soap box*