15 Tragic Truths About America. And How to Fix it.

Dale Partridge
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Our leaders are corrupt. Our CEO's are greedy. Our minimum wage is ridiculous. Our government is failing. These are a few of the problems our generation is facing.

If you know me, I'm a fighter. A change agent. A brave entrepreneur who believes in capitalism and our country. But over the past 40 years, America has changed. We've lost our compass and our values. We feed our children food packed with GMO's, send them through a broken education system, and take them to doctors who prescribe rather than heal.

My upcoming book People over Profit, uncovers this exact topic and how to fix it. But since it's not hitting stores until next year, I figured this kick ass video would help move the needle in the mean time.

Within 30 seconds you're filled with a force of pride, by 2:05 you'll recognize how broken we are, and by 3:01 your heart will be on fire for creating the world we all crave.

This isn't about politics. This isn't about American domination. This is about integrity. Will you join me?

How did this video make you feel? Let me know in the comments below.

38 COMMENTS

  1. This describes the frustration and one of the many issues, but it doesn’t say how to fix them. Vote in the uncorrupt? And how do you suppose we do that, with the politics and the dancing that are behind the entire government election process? Not to mention that if you DO get someone in there, how do you suppose that they’ll STAY incorruptible? As much as we want to say how wonderful human beings are, we’re also absolutely horrible. So not only how to propose to fix it, how do you propose to KEEP it that way?

    • My question exactly Tart. Everyone I know is feeling this way but no one knows HOW to accomplish the change or how to, as you said, KEEP it that way. The video was inspirational, but still no fixes.

  2. This describes the frustration and one of the many issues, but it doesn’t say how to fix them. Vote in the uncorrupt? And how do you suppose we do that, with the politics and the dancing that are behind the entire government election process? Not to mention that if you DO get someone in there, how do you suppose that they’ll STAY incorruptible? As much as we want to say how wonderful human beings are, we’re also absolutely horrible. So not only how to propose to fix it, how do you propose to KEEP it that way?

    • My question exactly Tart. Everyone I know is feeling this way but no one knows HOW to accomplish the change or how to, as you said, KEEP it that way. The video was inspirational, but still no fixes.

  3. Hey Dale,
    Out of honest curiousity (not in any way trying to have an attitude of condemnation, here), why do you, in despite your claim of following Christ (again, not challenging this, simply stating a fact), still use swear words at times? I’m honestly just confused at this.

    • Hey Megan! Great question. I speak to people how they need to hear it, not how I want to say it. Now layer the Bible into that… Swear words in the Hebrew, how the author’s of the scripture intended it to be read meant: To not use words which are morbid, vulgar, or insulting. But to use say… the word “ass” in a positive cultural tone, that was always accepted. Like my version above “kick ass video” It’s not vulgar not insulting. Now, if I was to call someone an “asshole” that would be different. You will never see me use these words in a negative manner. I’m living in the world. In our culture. But by no means am I spiritually living of it. God knows my heart. 🙂 Thanks for asking!

      • Thanks for the insight! 🙂 Just wanted to ask before I formed an opinion of something I didn’t know.

        Love your work, keep it up! 🙂

    • Hi Megan,

      To add on to Dales answer… Followers of Christ are by no means perfect. Christians are on a journey of faith, and we trust that He is working on us and in us and in the meantime, He is loving us and using us just as we are.

      Praise the Lord for your question. Many are discouraged because they think they have to maintain perfection. Come just as you are. You are acceptable and you are worthy.

      @eamisi

  4. Hey Dale,
    Out of honest curiousity (not in any way trying to have an attitude of condemnation, here), why do you, in despite your claim of following Christ (again, not challenging this, simply stating a fact), still use swear words at times? I’m honestly just confused at this.

    • Hey Megan! Great question. I speak to people how they need to hear it, not how I want to say it. Now layer the Bible into that… Swear words in the Hebrew, how the author’s of the scripture intended it to be read meant: To not use words which are morbid, vulgar, or insulting. But to use say… the word “ass” in a positive cultural tone, that was always accepted. Like my version above “kick ass video” It’s not vulgar not insulting. Now, if I was to call someone an “asshole” that would be different. You will never see me use these words in a negative manner. I’m living in the world. In our culture. But by no means am I spiritually living of it. God knows my heart. 🙂 Thanks for asking!

      • Thanks for the insight! 🙂 Just wanted to ask before I formed an opinion of something I didn’t know.

        Love your work, keep it up! 🙂

    • Hi Megan,

      To add on to Dales answer… Followers of Christ are by no means perfect. Christians are on a journey of faith, and we trust that He is working on us and in us and in the meantime, He is loving us and using us just as we are.

      Praise the Lord for your question. Many are discouraged because they think they have to maintain perfection. Come just as you are. You are acceptable and you are worthy.

      @eamisi

  5. Hi Dale!

    You are such an inspiration and you are truly a role model for me, I believe that what you’re doing will really change the world because you have such a great influence over college students like me. I have done a lot of work with fair trade because I love serving God’s people and it is so great to have someone like you who I can look up to because of your similar values and aspirations. It would seriously be a dream of mine to meet you! Sorry for fan girling all over your blog post haha I wanted you to know how wonderful I think Sevenly is and that I tell people about it all the time.

    Best wishes to you and your family!

  6. Hi Dale!

    You are such an inspiration and you are truly a role model for me, I believe that what you’re doing will really change the world because you have such a great influence over college students like me. I have done a lot of work with fair trade because I love serving God’s people and it is so great to have someone like you who I can look up to because of your similar values and aspirations. It would seriously be a dream of mine to meet you! Sorry for fan girling all over your blog post haha I wanted you to know how wonderful I think Sevenly is and that I tell people about it all the time.

    Best wishes to you and your family!

  7. Great Idea! Add God in there and things will change. One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Forget God and it is only humans working. You will have human size success. Add God, have God size success. Unbeatable! Never take no for an answer! Life Free is worth dying for!

  8. Great Idea! Add God in there and things will change. One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Forget God and it is only humans working. You will have human size success. Add God, have God size success. Unbeatable! Never take no for an answer! Life Free is worth dying for!

  9. I love this video. It speaks to Americans in the majority of our population that have no political power, no money , impoverished. I grew up in a working class family. The bottom falls out real fast. I have no idea if what is in the video can ever be a reality, but it is worth fighting for.

  10. I love this video. It speaks to Americans in the majority of our population that have no political power, no money , impoverished. I grew up in a working class family. The bottom falls out real fast. I have no idea if what is in the video can ever be a reality, but it is worth fighting for.

  11. Our biggest problem, IMO, is that we’ve pursued supply-side economics for about 30 years too long. That’s why the wealthy and corporations are so powerful while the average American is struggling to get by. It’s time to start implementing some demand-side economics, the same way we did after the Great Depression. To do that we need a more progressive tax system and stronger unions.

  12. Our biggest problem, IMO, is that we’ve pursued supply-side economics for about 30 years too long. That’s why the wealthy and corporations are so powerful while the average American is struggling to get by. It’s time to start implementing some demand-side economics, the same way we did after the Great Depression. To do that we need a more progressive tax system and stronger unions.

  13. After reading this and other posts it is painfully apparent that you have no concept of the real world. Your point about GMOs is almost completely ignorant as you not only disregard all the incredible miracles it’s provided by way of packing things like rice full of needed proteins for starving countries but also helping create drought resistant crops. There has been ZERO health issues directly related to GMO foods as it goes through the same process of the FDA.
    Your line about CEOs is painfully ironic but totally misreads the men and women in this field and lumps them into one bucket. You miss that the CEO position for publicly traded companies is payed out on quarterly performance rather than long term performance. It’s the quarterly performance schedule dictated by the shareholders structure that drives that form of strategic compensation. Why aren’t you calling baseball players greedy? They make more.

    You are so painfully naive and so far out of your league on these topics. It’s like you feel qualified to write a book about Chinese tourism because you’ve looked at the Wikipedia page on China. Your entitled tone is nauseating. If your book is anything like your blog posts it’s safe to say there is a better cometary on society in Dr. Sues books than in anything you produce.

    • Sadly, it is painfully apparent that it is YOU, my friend that “have no concept of the real world.” Please educate yourself about the negative impact of GMO. Start with a google search on “Yakima Valley Glyphosate” and stop reading the rhetorical lies from main stream media.

      Additionally, your comments seem to indicate that you are either on the GMO money train, or you are a Monstanto hack that inserts comments designed to sway opinions of the uneducated, and sadly indoctrinated masses. Remember, Karma SUCKS!

  14. After reading this and other posts it is painfully apparent that you have no concept of the real world. Your point about GMOs is almost completely ignorant as you not only disregard all the incredible miracles it’s provided by way of packing things like rice full of needed proteins for starving countries but also helping create drought resistant crops. There has been ZERO health issues directly related to GMO foods as it goes through the same process of the FDA.
    Your line about CEOs is painfully ironic but totally misreads the men and women in this field and lumps them into one bucket. You miss that the CEO position for publicly traded companies is payed out on quarterly performance rather than long term performance. It’s the quarterly performance schedule dictated by the shareholders structure that drives that form of strategic compensation. Why aren’t you calling baseball players greedy? They make more.

    You are so painfully naive and so far out of your league on these topics. It’s like you feel qualified to write a book about Chinese tourism because you’ve looked at the Wikipedia page on China. Your entitled tone is nauseating. If your book is anything like your blog posts it’s safe to say there is a better cometary on society in Dr. Sues books than in anything you produce.

  15. Bottom line, is that the people as a whole do have the power but so little of our population invests in their right to vote. Yes, one vote does not make a difference but if we started seeing ourselves as a community rather than individually, the idea of one vote would resonate into millions. Interest people to start voting, the way Steve interested people in buying Apple and no one will think in single digits.

    As a side note, those people who add insults as a way of sending a message… insults do not make your argument stronger, it indicates that your conclusions cannot stand for themselves, nor will you educate your opposing audience, only provoke them to become defensive.

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