Feeling so exhausted and have to take some time to focus on personal self care, I barely just took a deep breath before the July 4th flying by. The huge demonstration in Washington DC this past weekend in protest of Supreme Court uphold of Travel Ban got my attention. As a citizen of this beautiful country, the question comes to my mind is: how did we get to here?
This is a land of freedom and democracy where people used to be truly proud of their right in pursuing of happiness. United States has long been enjoying being the melting pot of the world. It is our attitude of inclusiveness and acceptance to diversity, tolerance to difference that makes United State great! This benign atmosphere had attracted millions and millions of talents from all over the world to pursuit American dream. In the minds eye of the world, this is the land of civilization conductive to creativity and personal fulfillments.
From what time we have grown the need to build up a wall to fence in? How did the notion of security has become the number one priority in the mind of ordinary people and as a nation? Where does this deep sense of insecurity come from? Are we taking full responsibility for what is happening instead of blaming the situation all on others?
I had wrote two pieces on this subjects almost a year ago, maybe the analysis is still relevant?