Letter To The Editor: Where Are The Antiwar Protesters?

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Where Are The Anti-War Protesters?

I suppose I understand why there were no protests against Peace Prize-winning President Obama’s various bombings and undeclared wars. To protest back then would be like admitting that our two feuding political tribes are no more than a divide-and-conquer scam; and who’d want to admit that?

But we’ve got a made-for-TV Caligula in that chair now. And the GOP-dominated central government seems just as gung-ho for the seven unconstitutional wars that are now so routine that the media concentrates on professional sports and going-out-of-business sales.

Yet Democrats seem focused solely on side-issues and personal attacks.

Why?

I know that most people can’t name the nations we’re bombing, droning or starving at present. We don’t know which forces in which nations get our money, our wrath, or both simultaneously. And we certainly can’t name which freedom we’re defending…nor do we seem to care about the ones we’re giving up in fear.

We have apparently made war so distant, comfortable and rationalized that it’s not only common but also popular, to proudly encourage entirely-foreign wars that have nothing to do with USA property, liberty or security.

But isn’t it equally apparent that we’ve been intentionally deceived by too many people from all sides for too long?

How did we let ourselves be divided into two arbitrary, abstract, ever-changing and absurd factions battling each other over quibbles, when we really should be uniting against at least our counterproductive, unconstitutional, and insanely costly wars?

We don’t have to agree on everything. But we ought to agree that it’s madness to keep waging wars we can’t even name, for justifications we should no longer swallow.

Maybe we’ll argue tomorrow about how to use all the money we’d save.

But for now, you and I ought to be working against our global military-industrial monster, together.

Liberty or Bust!

Andy Horning

7851 Pleasant Hill Road
Freedom, IN 47431

FOOTNOTE: This letter was posted by the City-County Observer without opinion, bias or editing.

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