Beacon on a Hill
Other countries watch the mistakes
that the US makes and learn how to avoid them. We air our dirty laundry
all over the world. We broadcast it into space! Listen to the ideals
that we are struggling to achieve, and watch us screw it up. Try not to
do the same stupid things that we do.
By the ideals and promises that we
are constantly struggling to live up to.
By the incredible wealth and power we
have created in such short a time.
By being the wide-open experiment to
figure out if living together in peace is possible.
By doing these things we create a
desire, a realization that maybe, just maybe, real happiness and
satisfaction is possible in this life.