Along with millions of people around the world, I watched the World Cup with a sense of joy, but also with a heavy heart that not even the greatest international sporting event could heal.
You see, while I was watching the World Cup Final I kept asking myself one simple question, “What will it take for people in America to get re-inspired and stand up in the name of peace and justice?”
Will it take the massive BP oil spill that’s destroying the environment as we speak and threatening the livelihood of countless generations?
Will it take the murder of an unarmed young man by the name of Oscar Grant in Oakland, California by a police officer?
Will it take the moral and financial bankruptcy and corruption of Wall Street that continues to prosper in the midst of historic unemployment numbers comparable to the Great Depression?
Will it take the massive failure of our educational system that continues to see record numbers of young people drop out of school and end up in our costly and broken juvenile justice system?
Will it take the shredding of the U.S. Constitution through the passage of anti-immigration legislation in Arizona?
What will it take for us to get involved?
What will it take for us to stop the robbing of America’s soul?