Letter To The Editor No. 8Submitted by The Pen on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 17:38
So it has been quite some time since I've submitted something to the local publications for print. I wanted to share with you all what it is I intend to submit to the local paper. Enjoy and any advice/input/criticism is welcome!
Title: A War without end!
With the recent revelatory poll conducted by Gallop from June 5-8 of this year showing “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the United States Congress at an historical low of 7%, will we once again gather to advocate substandard representation through the voting process? And it’s not just Congress!
The sudden revelation that Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s “crashed” hard drive has been recycled/destroyed regarding the targeting of conservative political groups/tea party groups; the Connecticut high school student that discovered his school’s web filters blocked access to conservative, libertarian and pro-gun web sites but would allow students to view sites supporting gun control, abortion and the Democratic Party; the development and sell of drone(s) that are capable of firing 400 rounds of pepper spray and paint balls, as well as employing “blinding lasers” and loudspeakers to deter protesters to an undisclosed company following a demonstration at a trade show in London; the censorship of independent media outlet(s) by the U.S. Military to over 700,000 service members worldwide; the continual subsidizing of Wall Street to the tune of over 80 billion annually and the beating of war drums in Washington persist!
The vainglorious precedents being set by our incorrigible representation in Washington is sadly of little surprise. The message being conveyed today is one that seems solely concerned with countering terrorism through the efforts of perpetual war; a message consumed with justifying terrorism in order to counter that which is not able to be eradicated, regardless of how much legislature and executive order mustered.
The fact that the US is saying al-Maliki must go is eerily reminiscent of when Bush called for Saddam Hussein to step down/to go; when Hillary Clinton called for Assad to step down/to go; when Obama called for President Mubarak to step down/to go; when Obama/Cameron called for Gaddafi to step down/to go; when Reagan/Bush called for Noriega to step down/to go. We shouldn't be assured, no matter how much lip service given by our officials in Washington, that we are not, as so many time before on the brink of another conflict.