Let me go ahead and make my "PC" statement now, this article, or what I say in it, my oberservations’ and opinions are in no way pointing to anyone or any individuals or in any way reflecting on any comments made previously by anyone.
My recent article about Gays and whether or not their marriage bothers anyone was an eye opener into the way some people view change, some positive, some not so positive and those views will never change.
We can't have progress without change. I don't see it and I'm sure neither does you dear readers, see progress without change.
I wonder sometimes what it is that makes some people so adamant about ‘change’ and all that it represents? Some of us will always be afraid of change because it simply means the life as we know it will no longer exist. You hear constant talk of what our country used to be like, in the beginning. In the beginning all that was, was great for our country back then, at that time. So how about now? Have the many changes that have happened over the years, been so bad for us?
What are the needs of our country as a whole? What are the needs of each of us on a whole? I couldn’t give an answer to satisfy you, probably only myself, and my responses would be guess work at what this would be for you.
It makes me very afraid to think that some would rather our country be left ‘in the dark ages’ and not have changed at all.
Without the changes that have happened, without the growth that has happened to the United States, I would not be here, neither would a lot of other cultures, or businesses; and sadly, I think that is the way some of the majority likes it.
If the changes that have happened over time to America, had not taken place, would there be no Gay people demanding their rights? No immigrants demanding their rights? The working class demanding their rights? No change would have been the best thing because life would have remained as it was for so many years in the past, right? This reasoning might seem exaggerated, but how else would you phrase this?
The one aspect of change that we have witnessed and are experiencing is the dissatisfaction that comes with change, or the unhappiness that is experienced because of it. When the majority’s needs are not met, and nothing is done to satisfy them, this does create a backlash of hate and fear.
Isn’t it inherent in humans to seek change for the betterment of them? As our society advance through technology and the needs thereof, so will it need to advance socially and the needs that goes with it, for the good of the people.
I found a book online "Interpreting Social Change in America" written by Professor Norman F. Washbourne, I am linking a copy of a summary of one of the chapters in his book. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=85621183
He made some observations in his Study that are quite interesting regarding Change in America and how it affects its people.