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Endless Wars, When will we
will ever learn?
As I read and see the news from around the world it is hard to keep hope alive. Afghanistan had 46 civilians killed in one day by sectarian violence. Iraq is in disarray. Christians in Syria, like in Iraq, are being persecuted and killed. Is this what we brought to Iraq and Afghanistan and now privately by support of the rebels overthrowing the government in Syria? In the USA over 30 persons are killed each day by gun violence and as more persons armed themselves the more persons are killed. The complaint can go on and on but we must ask: When will we ever learn?
One of our congressmen from Wisconsin, who voted for two unfunded wars, voted for the stimulus program, voted to cut taxes on the rich, a welfare system in reverse and wanted to give the military more money than it requested is now running for vice president as a fiscal conservative. When will we ever lean?
During the day and at night I am tempted to escape into TV, browsing the computer or anything except facing the reality of what is happening.
We all say we are for better education for youth but more and more money is cut for education and diverted to private schools in vouchers, charters schools, military schools and tax cuts for families that choose private education. When will ever learn that we are destroying public education?
I sent out my three essays on The Catholic Church in North Central Milwaukee and heard back only from the two pastors of the African American churches in the North Central area. Maybe I will get more responses in the days ahead but sadly I doubt it. People do not seem to want to learn history when it does not agree with their set views and opinions. I will keep getting my ‘opinion of the truth’ as Gandhi called it, but try not to look for results. When will we ever learn?