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There was some good responses to the previous topic on Steve King R-IOWA. But there appeared to be thought process going on that placed fault to those that serve our Armed Forces. It was strange that to discuss the atrocities of war, but not in our neighborhoods, schools, churchs workplaces and with our poor, ill/sick, handicapped and with each other. Our humanity is evolving to have a dull sense of being. The social environment is sick.
The Democratic/Republican/Tea Party/other is ill with agendas that plague our existence. I'm typically a liberal democrat and most always vote in that direction. However, I am seeing recently some media events where the Democrats are giving up too much ground to other parties that threaten our social well being. Because we have a debt, we challenge each other over cuts in our society. No one wants to talk about how we got into debt, but rather recall thousands of excuses and blames on the other person. We would rather forgo aid and assistance to our poor, children, veterans, old/aged, police, firemen, the list goes on. We may have discussed much about atrocities in the Vietnam, Korea, Europe, Syria, Iraq and Afganistan Wars, but our history is teeming with war events that have had there own inhumane treatment. So, why does it make war any different than selling children & women into slavely and prostitution, not giving medical treatment to the aged in retirement homes, driveby shooting/killings, and dealing drugs knowing the outcomes to community health. Does it make sense to allow purchasing a gun without background checks? We have enough killings as atrocities in this country than all the wars that have been fought by this nation.
My tours in the military took me to places all over the world. I grew up very fortunate, just like the song. I would say that 90% or more of the world is not fortunate. We are dependent for jobs, education, medical, aid and assistance. We all die the same way so why can't we live the same way caring for one another. A more caring society instead of the expectation of a fee for service. If we can't pay or render a service to a person "in power', we suffer and sometimes very badly. To watch children dive into sewer water in a ditch for coins thrown to them is an awakening to humanity. To visit aged locked away in their residences not managed by caring persons and see open bed sores and skin turning black from decay is an awakening to humanity
Steve King R-IOWA is just an example of all of us having a social trait that allows acceptance to some atrocities, but not all. He painted a cruel picture of all Vietnam veterans calling them loosers, but he didn't continue to talk against the IRAQ war or the anyother war. I saw this as very inconsiderate, cruel and extremely narrow minded view of the world we live in as a society. So, Mr. King, you are a looser for not recognizing the poor, children, our aged, women and our country.