Making Me Write

I have been so inundated with the start up of the school year, launching my intervention groups, that I haven’t had the energy (or is it wll?) to write lately.  And I am deeply saddened by the President’s plan to invade Syria.  Well, not invade, just blow it off the map.

Does anyone remember Shock and Awe?  I’m still not over that.  And this Syria thing equals More War.  Not some new conflict. Just more.

Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab counties have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily.  With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.”

Asked by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) about how much those countries would contribute, Kerry said they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion.

I find a huge discrepancy between President Obama’s claim to care about the waning middle class, the underpaid and out of work people in this nation, and the under-served children in poverty — and the plan afoot to pimp America to the Arab nations.

Maybe I shouldn’t worry since it’ll be a clean, cosmetic air strike that really won’t kill that many of “our” young men and women?  Somehow, I have lost faith that the humanitarianism I thought Obama stood for is all a show.

At the end of The Butler film this evening, I felt creeped out by the wave of Obama glory.  As if he had the credit and was the culmination of the struggles for civil rights…and I could only see him as someone who is seriously letting down his country. 

This is not to say I think chemical warfare is okay, anywhere on the planet.  I think I’m sickened by our nation’s drive, madness really, to attack in weak countries and leave it in a shambles and absolutely ignore what’s going on here at home. 



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