“Everyone” and “everywhere” are by far not new words or ideas. As a matter of fact you probably used a version of one when you were young and tried to justify to your parents that “Everyone is doing it.” to which your parents would readily ask “If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you jump off too?” As you mulled it over in your head, being young and wild and carefree you most probably thought “Wow, that would be cool!” while you actually hung you head in shame and of course told your parents “No.” But more than likely if you had the chance, you jumped.
Fast forward 30 or 40 years later and grown into an adult, you realize that often “going along with the crowd” can bring its own self destruction yet in other ways can be the perfect vehicle to promote social interaction and group ideals. Simply put, being part of a crowd can indeed lead to positive outcome. Ideas being shared can be a great social vehicle for positive change. As Americans we benefit from coming together and advocating for the good of all. Unfortunately as of late there are negative forces seeping into the fabric of the local psyche.
Recently it appears many locals have adopted a negative thought process, especially where crime, overpopulation, oppressive government, over taxation and other important issues are concerned. “It is happening everywhere.” has become the standard response