After more than enough years of formal education and a lot more pursued through my own independent study, I like to think that I have at least an average ability to communicate. So when I hear a phrase that doesn’t make sense to me I will ask the speaker to explain what she means.
When I have asked for this clarification with respect to one phrase in particular – I am usually greeted with a surprised look – as though the meaning of the statement is self-evident in the statement itself. That phrase is, “It’s all good.” So please, help me out here.
If, “It’s all good,” – why is the unemployment rate in the United States the worst since the Great Depression?
If, “It’s all good,” – why did six million die in the death camps in WW II?
If, “It’s all good,” – why do we continue to pollute the environment which allows us to sustain our lives?
If, “It’s all good,” – why have we lost most of our manufacturing jobs to nations overseas?
If, “It’s all good,” – why do we perform more than a million abortions a year?
If, “It’s all good,” – why do we pay Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes seven and eight figure incomes and pay the teachers who are educating our future – our children – a mere susbsistance wage?
If, “It’s all good,” – why do we tolerate the President and his family taking multi-million dollar vacations when there are homeless people on the streets of our nations capital?
If, “It’s all good,” – why did we go through a financial crisis which nearly brought down our nation?
If, “It’s all good,” – why are so many of our minority citizens uneducated, unemployed and forced to live at a poverty level on welfare?
If, “It’s all good,” – why are the values of our largest investment – our homes – continuing to decline?
If, “It’s all good,” – why do we re-elect people to Congress to make new laws for us when the ones they have enacted in the past are so dreadful?
If, “It’s all good,” – why do we spend thousands of dollars to have a seat at the Super Bowl and refuse to give the homeless person we meet a dollar so she can get something to eat?
If, “It’s all good,” – why do we sit apathetically by as the Constitution of this great land is ignored and eroded by those who are sworn to uphold it?
If, “It’s all good,” – what must “bad” look like?