the tower of hope

The tower of hope.


I think of the Vietnam war as the poorer classes war.

Soldiers were drafted, and they could not get lose,

in-growing, toenails or not. The war was lost before

it began on one side the US Soldiers who wanted

to go home, against those who wanted them to leave.

In the USA, war is fought, not for freedom

of the oppressed but for mineral and oil therefore

they end up on the wrong side of history.

The people of America have the freedom to argue

what is right but have no right to act upon their view.

It has not always been like this but the capitalist

the system got the power and smashed workers- unions,

the wages got lower and deep poverty was blamed

on the poor, the victims of the system were lazy.

The USA is a profoundly unhappy country who see

Washington as an enemy, hence the selling of arms

ready to act when the dream comes crashing down.


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M.C. Newberry

Sun 23rd Feb 2020 16:22

A healthy suspicion of the motives & actions of politicians is no bad
thing..In America It seems a relatively recent (in historical terms)
occurrence, begun with the exposure of "Tricky Dicky" Nixon as
being aware of the Watergate burglary that ultimately saw his departure from office. It just became too much of a bad thing and
he hsd to go - despite his ground-breaking progress in US/China
relations.. The US press did their proper job in his case but it can
be argued that they have got a bit carried away with their own self-importance (as "king-makers perhaps?) since then. The mockery
of Ronald ("The president's brain is missing") Reagan - never
forgiven for being an actor who reached the highest public office in
the land - was a painful example of the attitude taken towards
one who actually restored much of the prestige of the role in his
own term of office.. We are perhaps all too-uncomfortably aware
that politics is a moral and judgemental minefield. Paradoxically,
to defend democracy, it is occasionally necessary to employ
undemocratic methods. But, in context, we'd probably not wish to be told where, when or how. That is one obvious reason why we
have a "secret service".acting in the "Defence of the Realm", but
also a press that, by and large, makes a good fist of keeping the
balance required when enquiring into what is done in our name and representing our right to know.

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jan oskar hansen

Sat 22nd Feb 2020 18:25

a sad affair

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jan oskar hansen

Sat 22nd Feb 2020 18:25

a sad affair

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 22nd Feb 2020 14:26

My late eldest sister's eldest son Mark served in Vietnam. But then
his father had served in WW2 and there was a family history. Mark
survived, only to die in an industrial accident on his return. I seem
to recall that the enemy was the feared spread of communism from
north to south back then. Over here, we had the likes of Tariq Ali
and his kind taking to the streets, chanting "Hey, hey,
many kids have you killed today?".

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Greg Freeman

Sat 22nd Feb 2020 09:52

A 'bone spur' in Trump's case, I believe

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