America At The End Of World War II And Today–65 Years Later!

World War II ended on this day, September 2, 1945–65 years ago!

America was at its peak of power and on its way to its greatest prosperity, after having suffered through the Great Depression!

Now, America is in the midst of the Great Recession, the greatest economic collapse since the 1930s, and it is challenged by other nations, and has participated in wars it has not been able to win!

The country is bitterly divided as to what its role in the world should be, and how it should deal with its numerous domestic problems!

There is no sense of unity or purpose, and the future is cloudy as to the power, role, and significance of the United States!

This is a time to reflect on the events of 65 years ago, and for Americans to consider how to continue to promote a future America with a sense of pride and hope, the prevalent mood back in 1945!

It is time to stop fighting and to unite behind the concept of joint goals, no matter what political persuasion, what ethnicity, what race, what religion, what part of the nation one lives in!

We all have a responsibility to leave this country better that what it is today for our children and grandchildren!

3 comments on “America At The End Of World War II And Today–65 Years Later!

  1. Fred September 2, 2010 7:21 am

    Good luck with that unity thing.

  2. Sylvia C. September 3, 2010 4:28 pm

    I understand your belief that we must leave this country better for those afterward, however, in order to that, the totally ingrained notion of “me, me me” that is prevalent within American society must change before we even have a hope of that unity and betterment occurring.

  3. Ronald September 3, 2010 4:39 pm

    You are ABSOLUTELY correct, Sylvia! We must move away from “Me, me, me” to a sense of “We, we, we”–realize that the betterment of all is of benefit to everyone! Selfishness and greed, however, unfortunately are reigning, and being promoted by many people as a virtue! 🙁

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