Theological Insights from a Modern Perspective

litterOkay, so I’ve always known Americans are pigs when it comes to their trash. They think the world is their garbage dump (except for their own property). The worst are smokers who think ashtrays in cars are to be kept immaculate, while the rest of the world is where you toss your butts (over 100,000 wildfires started by discarded cigarette butts per year). litter_at_side_of_road_lowres_3662

I’ve even gotten (somewhat) used to Americans thinking the outdoors is where they are supposed to discard their fast food trash (food wrappers, drink cups) and their coffee cups.

I pick on Americans because this is my home, but also because I’ve travelled a bit outside of my home. I’ve not seen this type of “piggery” in any of the other countries I’ve visited. While I’ve never been there, I understand Singapore and Thailand are compulsive about keeping their cities clean. Americans just don’t care.

coronavirus-stoll-13So, why this rant now? Because as of late I’ve seen American’s latest object of the things they desire to discard everywhere and anywhere – face masks. The purpose of these masks is to keep viruses from contaminating other people if you happen to contract it, so throwing the masks into streets, parks, playground, is especially disgusting.

Additionally, I volunteer with a group that serves the American Veteran community, we provide supplies needed by returning, homeless, and active troops. A local bar held a collection for us, something rare during the CV-19 lockdowns, and was greatly appreciated. I picked it up this past week, only to find some people decided that the collection bin near the front door was a handy place to toss their trash on the way out. Napkins, tissue paper, and chicken bones all rendered the contents unusable. Nearly $100 worth of goods tossed.

Yes, Americans are pigs.

End of rant.

Comments on: "Americans are pigs (non-religious rant)" (6)

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  2. This is one of those entries where I click “Like”, but only because I agree. I hate it, but to acknowledge my agreement with you I have to click Like. There’s something wrong with that. I suppose I like the way you put it, but still, I hate that you had to say it, that you’re right, and that I find examples around me in some of the most beautiful of places in the country. So, I guess it’s sort of a “like-hate” relationship 😉

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  3. As an American I am very conscious of my surroundings and how I leave them. I’ve even been know to clean messes made by others.

    I agree that there are some Americans that are pigs. However, I think it’s safe to say that there are pigs all over planet earth around our planet. Hence our planets current condition.

    I am saddened by this impression of my American Nationality. Have a nice Friday.


    • I am saddened, and disgusted, by it as well. While it does exist all over the world my concern was in calling it out about my country, in hopes that it may make people think twice before the toss a cigarette butt, or, in this case, a COVID mask.


  4. So sad but true for many people.


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