Sometimes The Frau gets fed up with the Swiss press. For instance, Monday night there was an article in Blick am Abend with the headline, "What is Obama doing?" (Was macht Obama?). A photo of a frustrated Obama accompanied the article along with an American warplane. The article discussed the Syrian war and what Obama was doing wrong.
Now The Frau realizes getting upset over a Blick article is like getting upset over a piece in Star Magazine or something, but still.
The Frau is tired of everyone else’s problems being America’s problems. No wonder America can’t solve its own problems. They are too busy getting blamed for the rest of the world’s.
To this particular article, “What is Obama doing?”, The Frau wanted to scream—what about you, Switzerland? You’re rich. What the heck are you doing about Syria? Why are you waiting for Obama to act if you think he’s doing a bad job?
The Frau loves Switzerland. It’s so perfect. It gives women paid maternity leave. It offers workers amazing unemployment benefits such as 70% of your salary for 18 months. It’s safe. It’s clean (except for all the cigarette butts). The Frau can take advantage of all of these things while living here as an American. But her American friends in the U.S. don’t have all of these things.
Why? Because America is too busy taking care of the world to take care of themselves.
So the time has come, America, to face the fact that your own problems have become too big to add the rest of the world's to your agenda.
It’s time to solve violence, unemployment, and poverty at home. And the only way to do that is to leave the rest of the world alone. Even if it means letting down wealthy countries like Switzerland, who want you to act so they don’t have to.