I can tell from personal experience that a lack of self awareness can be

very dangerous. I imagine that our national lack of self awareness is now

bearing fruit. We live our life of luxury at the expense of the countries we exploit.

Yes, even the somewhat less fortunate in this country live a comparable life of luxury.

I do not condone acts of terrorism and abhor violence. Though, I do, if looking from

the perspective of a citizen of a country we've plundered, see how we could be seen

as the evil-doers. There is real cause for the anti-American sentiment that exists

in the world today. If we don't take a good hard look at the way we conduct ourselves

we may live to regret it immensely.