- Ella Ben Zvi
Don't wait for the government to change - do it yourself!
Two months ago I visited Florida, and on the way from the airport to Boca Raton, I asked my husband: "How come everyone is stuck in traffic while we are moving so fast?" And he explained to me that here the HOV is for two people. So I asked him "and this is why USA is in war for oil?"
From Florida we caught a flight to Cancun. And in this trip we learned a horrifying history lesson, about the slaves who brought to the Caribbean from Africa. They were bought in order to work in the sugar cane and coffee plantations. The sugar and the coffee were shipped to Europe, and sold to coffee shops and bakeries.
The slaves lived degrading life with unbearable physical work, so the Europeans can enjoy coffee with a piece of cake.
In retrospect, we look at this story with disgusted eyes. We can not believe this immoral suffering caused by such foolishness.
That will be the eyes that will look at us in the future. Our behavior is not less terrible, Its results are devastating: economically, socially, mentally, ecologically and morally!
We should aim for the government to promote and improve public transportation. But we don't need to wait, we have the power to start the change, it is so easy - Share rides, use the train, ride a bike.
If we want to save money, if we want to breathe fresh air, if we want to rescue our soldiers, if we want peace, all we need to do is stop stand in traffic jams!