Editor, Daily Press:
Anyone who writes about social, political and economic issues for over 40 years might seem to be a little disturbed.
On the other hand, a 40-year record of bring right about things could suggest the writer is worth a fair hearing. Certainly if the powers-that-be had listened 15 years ago when I started spending more time on economic issues, the world wouldn’t be in the mess we are in today.
That isn’t just my opinion, either, because some of the most respected authorities in the world are now confirming what I have been saying, only they say it much better than I did. Let’s take a look at where we stand now.
Over the past 15 years, we have wasted trillions of dollars and countless lives on insane wars in Africa and the Middle East. Many of us have foolishly been led astray by a handful of crazy multi-billionaires who want to build a world more to their own liking. Others are exploring unworkable political notions that were scorned in more rational times.
We have polarized ourselves instead of debating important social and political issues. We are throwing away our future on questionable economic theories that few people understand. We are left bankrupt and totally unprepared to cope with the world we have created. Does that sound about right, for starters?
Besides that, the European Union is threatening to tear itself apart, which would be a major disaster for us, as well. Several whole countries are literally bankrupt and living on bailouts. Meanwhile, some of the world’s biggest banks are committing crimes against our financial system with impunity and our national currency is under attack.
As if that wasn’t enough, we are threatened with religious, political and economic wars, and our political leaders act as though they do not have a clue about what is happening, as they continue to distract us with deceptive ideological struggles and issues that have no acceptable answers.
At what point are we going to start addressing issues such as these? How often do we need to be reminded that leaders rarely lead until the people decide where they want to go?
I can write about these things, and I can conduct foreign policy and domestic study groups. I can encourage political activity. But that means nothing unless the public is willing to focus its attention and take its citizenship responsibilities seriously.
Hello? Is anybody listening out there?
Editor, Daily Press:
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