To the Journal editor:
We live in a corporatocracy that is killing you to make a better world for the corporations, the banks, Wall Street, the wealthy, for the elite to continue its rule of the 99 percent. Just about everything is for sale, privatization is rampant and the trickle-down theory is in full force: It is the principle that the poor, who must subsist on table scraps dropped by the rich, can best be served by giving the rich bigger meals." (William Blum).
Earth is in a whole lot of trouble. Just look around. There is genocide, global warming, overpopulation, war, hate, torture, nuclear proliferation, disease and famine, poverty, terrorism, pollution and ignorance, corruption in politics and the court system that has allowed corporatocracy to rule and the rich to profit beyond all else.
There are two planets in our solar system that have been downgraded. Pluto, from planet to dwarf planet and the one we live on, is fighting for its life. It was once a healthy planet but now its existence is threatened by the very beings who thrive on it but do not want to sustain it, unwilling to put on the brakes to halt this mad rush to extinction?
We have war on drugs, war on terror, and war on the people who get in the way of corporations making profits. In other words, environmentalists, occupiers, advocates of health care for all, et al.
As inequality expands in the wealthiest nation on earth corporate profits margins are higher than ever, fewer Americans are employed than in the past 30 years, and wages as a percent of the gross domestic product is lower than ever.
What is wrong with this picture? Don't you see? Telling the truth has become a crime, as integrity is lacking in the three body's of our government, and for over 50 years our government has punished the Cuban people for overthrowing our dictator.
In the calendar years since 1776, the U.S. has been at war 214 years and seen peace for 21 years, starting with the American Revolutionary War, through Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran and too many in between to mention here.
"Predator Nation, Corporate Criminal, Political Corruption, And The Hijacking of America" is the title of a book by Charles H. Ferguson. Is this the government we deserve, have, want?