Consistency. Lack of consistency among too many in America today.
How many Kurdish people died at the hands of the Turks while Trump held office? Numbered in the thousands? Did I hear a strong outcry regarding that? How many Americans ended up dying during that melee? I don’t know the exact numbers, but when it happened, with many others, we never said a thing about Trump, even if we did not like him. We did not seek things to find about Trump so as to tarnish his image. We just let things fall as they did. Some of us voiced opposition to some domestic actions which hurt many people. But we were not on a witch hunt, as the paranoid Trump would indicate.
Headlines just read bleated out that 13 people died in Afghanistan. I am saddened to hear about that, for sure. It is never a good thing to hear such news. As a singer, I joined in a South Florida charity concert to raise money for the children of one soldier who died in Afghanistan as the conflicts began in the early 2000s. I did not lash out at George W. Bush who had wrongly lied about WMDs in Iraq so as to fulfill a personal vendetta he and his dad held with Hussein and delayed the attacks on Afghanistan due to the money coming from the Saudi Arabian royal family and one from that family who is primarily responsible for 9/11. Avenging 9/11 was set aside in an inconsistent manner of going into Iraq in order for the military-industrial complex with Haliburton and others to make more money. Inconsistency which makes America look really bad in the eyes of the world.
So, we have a loud voice from people who have a problem with Joe Biden, Democrats, and others, and want to find something to smear images. Some people call 13 an unlucky number. I call thousands who were killed in the WTC and by attacks against Kurdish ones, those in Syria who suffer as a result of our incursion into Iraq, and others. How about the ones who have died at the hands of the Saudi royal family in nations nearby Saudi Arabia? How about them? Trump supported the Saudis. Perhaps I should spread a conspiracy theory that Trump and his son and son-in-law’s work to cozy up to the Saudi royal family is circumstantial evidence to prove that he and others are responsible for the 9/11 incident? I don’t know. What stops me from bloviating about such an unproven conspiracy theory.
Stop the lack of consistency and the lousy attitudes of those who just want to attack Democrats, rather than work together, coexist with fellow Americans, and do something to solve our problems. Consistency should coexistence with us, too.
Professor Douglas Willet Cornwell (Retired)
Newark Valley, NY
———————————“Love your neighbor as yourself.” “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “The problems of the world are not that some people love in a different way. The problems are that so many people don’t know how to love at all (CGA, 1970).” A Puritan is someone in fear that someone, somewhere, is having a good time. “Liberty and justice for all [not priorities on individual and selfish rights].” “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union [and overall wealth of American society]…”
Benjamin Franklin: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are affected.” Stacey Abrams: “Compromise about actions, but not about values.” Oscar Wilde: “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” Oscar Wilde: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Benjamin Franklin: “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Whoopi Goldberg: “To handle this COVID-19 pandemic effectively, we all need to get on the same page.” Note: To be clear, I do not like being patronized. I do not express my disdain over what happens to my fellow humans just for my own sake and to pursue favors and handouts. I do it in order to gain R – E – S – P – E – C – T for me and for millions of other Americans of any race, ethnicity, religious belief, or sex and sexual identity who try to walk in integrity as they attempt to achieve, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. PERIOD. One nation under God [our Creator] with liberty and justice for all.