I’m feeling a bit crushed just now. Hurt. My heart and soul are arching and I’m feeling scared and more than a tad apprehensive. What is happening to this nation of ours? Are we still a nation? A collective group of people working and living together or are we simply components of an economy? To me it’s feeling a lot like the later these days, and even more so after this week’s Federal budget. I want to be more than an economic resources, a means of production, a cog in a wheel. I want to be a member of a community, a society where sharing and caring and core values.
Universal health care, education that can be accessed on merit rather than just wealth, nurturing our youth and caring for our aged are all important to me. Treasuring our environment and being generous through foreign aid are also values dear to my heart.
Am I on my own?