“You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think.”― Lauren Oliver,
The world as we know it is once again on the very brink of annihilation. Not since the Cuban Missile Crisis has the world been placed on high alert. It is everyone’s duty and responsibility to help prevent such a global atrocity.
I was a youngster during that time and remember the countless school drills meant more to calm rather than protect civilians from the effects of a nuclear blast.
When the teacher gave the signal students would position themselves under their desks and wait for the all clear signal.We were so damn naive back then. But this was part of a hastily conceived Civil Defence program meant to allay public fears and anxiety.
In those days it was President John F. Kennedy standing up against Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev. For a number of days the world held its breath as two world leaders drew a line in the sand and dared one another to a deadly game of nuclear roulette.
Church attendance in the United States increased dramatically as the world hoped and prayed that sanity would once again return and save mankind from extinction.
Today an untested newly elected president is trying his hand at nuclear brinkmanship. His boardroom swagger and charm makes him a rookie in the world of “real politics”. His flippant and frequent decrees “you’re fired” will not work in a world filled with other egos just as stubborn as his own.
Congress and the senate have allowed this political ingenue , a dilettante president to not only alienate the country from its long time trading partners and allies but also set up a new chess board of uncertainty and dread from those countries with whom political agreements and economic relationships have been established.
The time to stick your head in the sand and hope that things will improve is now over. Joe and Jane Citizen now have the opportunity to not only voice their displeasure with this newly appointed regime but also take a public stance to show the rest of the almost free world that one man’s actions and contempt for humanity does not reflect their own personal positions.
Protest peacefully. March in the streets.Write your elected officials and demand that they get their heads out of the sand and do something to stop this loose cannon president.
Take a political stand against this type of political tyranny and incompetence. Now is the time to take action. — gc