Monday, March 12, 2007

The 'hidden' US

What an ominous title, huh? Sounds like I know something that no one else does... like I'm a CIA operative or something, right? Nope. I was driving in my care the other day and I started to think about those of us "ordinary" people... People who go to Church every Sunday... People who spend time with their kids every chance that they get... People who are just looking to take advantage of the American dream and how far apart we are from the 'elites'.

Who are the 'elites' (self titled)?

They are those who worry about going to the latest gallery opening. Those who will put aside a baseball game for their kid so they can got to a wine bar to be with their shallow and superficial friends. You know the type, right? You know who I'm talking about, right?

The non-elites are those of us who do the work to make it possible for them to have their superficial relationships. We run the 7-11's. We run the grocery stores. We pave the roads. We deliver the mail. We are the America that makes the them wonder why we, as a country, are so inept (as they would say.)

We are the underpinnings of our society. We are America.

God Bless us. We who have a soul.

-End of Ramble

1 comment:

Beth said...

There is still heart and soul in this country, 'tis good to see it here.