Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bill Maher on Christmas and Global Citizenship

Other duties call today, so I'll just leave you faithful readers with this. It's Bill Maher from ten years ago, yet it's a perfect message for today. Whatever you celebrate, be it Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, the new year or nothing at all, I hope you'll take this message to heart.

Like it or not, we're all global citizens first.

1 comment:

  1. There are two sides to this "Global Village" theory of the world. The first is what Mr. Maher speaks about. Namely, that we are more interconnected with everyone in the world than ever before. However, I think that side that needs more discussion is that because we are more connected with other parts of the world (and I would maintain that this connection, while real, is actually quite superficial) we have often become LESS connected with our own particular localities. All the worry about what Osama Bin Laden might do next is entirely misplaced. He's not going to do anything to you - probably ever. But there's a real chance you could get hit by a bus tomorrow.

    People do need to take note of what's happening in the world, but we more often have to take stock of what's going on around us. That's where the "rubber meets the road" so to speak; because local problems are the ones that, in the end, will likely matter to us most.


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