Life going bankrupt, and not just monetarily, either, writer says


To the Editor:

Recently, talk radio host Phil Valentine and some others protesting in front of the State Capitol seemed to be forgetting it’s the ruling corporacy that’s running the show.

In fact, they overlooked the obvious, that each like the other is being unnecessarily bombarded, tortured, boiled out in rendition, ravished and dying of treatable conditions except for the exploitation of mostly multibillionaire corporate greed.

That is just as thousands die from the lack of health care, the earth’s oceans are being over fished and filled with contaminated garbage, its mountain tops blown off and drained of its intrinsic lifeblood such as clean rivers and pure air – as nuclear warheads, depleted uranium and white phosphorous rains from the sky due to perpetual war the corporations build up and promote because it makes them money.

And all the while tens of thousands on both sides are dying in action and from collateral damage supposedly over Al-Qaeda – a made-up name to keep the wars going that actually may only number a couple of hundred, no one knows. It’s something like kids fearing the boogeyman or the dark, yet this delusion evoked by the corporate war profiteers is costing the taxpayers more than $500 billion a year; more than all the rest of the world put together.

But the protesters with their capitalistic mindset and moral certitude (God forbid democratic socialism where one helps the other and puts people and the ecosystem before profit). Such partisanship then leaves little room for a creative or visionary wonder, in that the interaction of both is inseparable and one will not exist without the other i.e., our one industry (life in general) is going bankrupt and out of business more ways than just monetarily.

Robert KnowlesLebanon 

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