A very astute and ultimately subversive article. However, your use of the inclusive terms "we" and "our" is inaccurate. "We" are kept out of the loop. "We" have never had any involvement with the planning of these disastrous policies. This is the reason why our democracy no longer has any validity. As long as deranged idealogues and profiteers in the Pentagon, the NSA and the now-lawless Executive Branch (and, occasionally, the lowly legislative branch) are concocting these mad and treasonous schemes, the majority of Americans will remain disenfranchised.
As for my "patriotic" friend in Upper Darby--when you're speeding toward a brick wall, is it best to finish what you started?
Havre de Grace, MD
Jan 2 2008 - 9:54am