That picture really sums it up. Just look at the recent headlines:
A President Besieged and Isolated, Yet at Ease – George W. Bush has invited a range of scholars to the White House to discuss how his presidency has gotten off course. (July 2, 2007, Washington Post)
Poll: Americans say US is off-track – Majority Says Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed In U.S. Today (July 1, 2007, CBS)
What about the World?
Europeans see US as the biggest threat to peace – Europeans consistently regard the US as the biggest threat to world stability
China is the main financer of the trillion-dollar Iraq war to help America screw itself – And they will not finance the rebuilding.
losing it’s power.
Many of us who live in America don’t even realize it. We think our society is fine and economy is good. We get up in the morning and have our breakfast, go to school/work, come home eat some nice home-cooked food and watch tv/surf the web/etc. What we fail to realize is that the cost of living is increasing. You can’t own a house in a nice neighborhood without dealing with a mortgage for years. Almost everything is taxed (in New York at least). Public school is so haram, it’s literally disgusting. Prices increase without the proper proportionate salary increase thus making it hard for poor and low-income families to live comfortably. A masters degree is the new bachelors.
Basically, America is good, but its not good again. It’s a balloon that won’t stop expanding because it keeps inhaling too much air. It’s going to pop soon.
China and Japan have completely owned the global market from mass production to technology. I’m sure many of you have seen amazing cell phones, cameras, computers and cars that are available in Asia and the Middle East yet it’s not in the US. Tokyo and Dubai are probably the most modern technological advanced cities in the world.
The Iraq War is like Muhammad Ali and America is Sonny Liston. The war is in motion with the full swing to the right just about to hit the jaw of America. America doesn’t see it coming, it’s too busy thinking about how they can defeat it and win.
So what can we do as Muslims? It’s simply. Be better Muslims, cuz we’re travellers, just passing through this world.