This hilarious and yet so true article (below) shows how we live in such a superficial world, where we have become accustomed to quick fixes for everything. We do not want to sacrifice or wait for real solutions that might involve denial to achieve a long term goal. Instead we want it now. The reason that so little meaningful reform has been achieved is because politicians are always looking for the quick and easy fix to our problems. Instead of confronting debt, overspending and waste, let´s just have more debt, overspending and waste. That should fix the problem. It is not a wonder that 5 years after the collapse in 2008 the economy continues to drag along in recession mode with chronic high unemployment. No serious solutions have been presented to correct this. instead all we get are gimmicks.
This from NaturalNews.
America, land of the ‘quick fix’ culture
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) Think you might someday get breast cancer? There’s a quick fix for that: Chop ’em off! It’s called a “preventive double mastectomy” and surgeons are right now successfully convincing women who don’t even have breast cancer to have both their breasts surgically removed.
Is your government drowning in debt? There’s a quick fix for that: Print more money! Don’t worry about currency debasement and the long-term blowout collapse of the U.S. dollar that will bankrupt the nation. We need another hit of that bailout money!
Is your kid too hyperactive at home and at school? Don’t bother changing his diet, removing corn syrup and artificial food colors from his daily intake. No, that would take too much time. Instead, turn your kid into a pill-popping psych drug patient by having him diagnosed by a psychiatrist!
Welcome to the “quick fix” culture of America. For every problem that demands a mature, well-planned solution, there’s a much more seductive quick-fix solution that completely ignores the problem but temporarily makes the symptoms go away.
Are you eating way too much food to the point of runaway obesity? Don’t worry, we can have most of your stomach surgically removed!
Are you dying from cancer tumors? Don’t bother changing your diet, increasing your intake of vitamin D, or reducing your exposure to synthetic chemicals and pesticides. Nope, we can visibly shrink your tumors thanks to chemotherapy! Never mind the fact that chemotherapy will cause yet more tumors to grow all over your body because the No. 1 side effect of chemotherapy is, admittedly, cancer.
Got a problem in your community with whacko kids shooting up schools? Don’t address psychiatric drug abuse, bad parenting, violent video games and other behavioral causes. Just blame all the gun owners and make everybody turn in their guns! Problem solved, right? It’s yet another quick fix snow job.
Worried about your kid getting the flu or the whooping cough? Don’t bother giving them more nutrition: vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, magnesium and superfoods. Nope, just jab them with a needle, call it “immunization” and be happy with the quick fix!
Why the “quick fix” culture will destroy America
If you look around America today, everything is a quick fix solution; sweeping the problem under the rug; ignoring the causes and treating the symptoms. Whether you’re talking about banking and finance, agriculture, public health, foreign policy, government spending or even public education, it’s all one grand quick-fix snow job.
This quick-fix approach is, of course, childish and immature. It is the abandonment of mature, adult planning for the future. A successful society (and nation) needs wisdom, foresight and planning. It needs leaders who have the courage to address core solutions rather than settling for short-term symptom reductions.
But America has become the land of the quick fix, and the quick fix inevitably leads to collapse. That’s because quick fixes do not solve underlying problems, and so the problems only get worse and worse.
For example, instead of solving the underlying causes of health problems, Obamacare merely handed Big Pharma and the health insurance companies an illegal monopoly that makes everybody in the nation pay for yet more “disease management.”
Instead of working on ways to actually pay down the U.S. debt, Obama has blown the national debt sky high by trillions of dollars in just the last four years.
Instead of decriminalizing marijuana and ending the police state prison culture that only breeds more crime, Obama signed the NDAA, authorizing yet more secret arrests and indefinite detainment of American citizens. He made the police state even worse than Bush did!
Obama is a quick-fix President ruling over a quick-fix culture that’s dying thanks to quick-fix medicine and going broke under a quick-fix economy. Yep, the fix is in, and we’re all royally screwed!