Americans contradict themselve

             Americans have a tendency to contradict ourselves frequently in our daily lives. Paul Vitello points out many examples of our hypocritical natures in a NEWSDAY article from March 3, 2002 entitled, "Moooved by the Cow That Jumped." Vitello begins his article with a story about a fence-hopping cow from Cincinnati, who eluded capture for 11 days. He uses this cow's tale to manifest his argument on the "many ways humans show their schizoid natures". Every single day, someone says another should do or follow something. However, they often instantly turn their backs and do the exact opposite. People sign petitions and try to do everything they can to stop large companies from tearing down millions of trees. At the same time, the same people use some sort of product that was made from those trees. Corporations are told to stop animal testing, but at the same time are able to successfully sell their products. We go to church on Sundays, but what about the rest of the week? Every single day people say things, but few also live but them.
             A large paper products factory is going to move to your area. They plan to tear down millions of trees to use in their factories. A petition has begun and many are signing. There is many writing letters demanding for the stop to this move. But, every single person who objects uses paper products daily. Do people have toilet paper in their bathrooms? What about Q-tips? Magazines? In a common kitchen, there is an abundance of paper towels, paper plates, and napkins. Hey, even the people writing the letters are using paper! People use paper products every single day; and they are all, at one point, made from trees. This also plays a large role in our economy. Factories employee many people, which benefits society. The large companies also plant new trees on each plot of land they own. Then after 30 years or so they tear it down and start all over again.

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