US: land of fantasies
Letter to the Editor:
The US seems to be the land of fantasies. I just saw a TV ad for some movie or program with some "foreign" looking creatures. They weren't "foreign" in the politically current sense, of being brownskinned Guatemalan women and children invading 'Amurika' to rape us and sell us drugs. These creatures were dressed up to look like aliens we'd welcome: hard metallic creatures from some far away galaxy, wielding some sort of double-ended glow sticks; I think they're called light sabers.
The current occupant of our White House (there's no way that a sane or stable mind can call this a 'president') says those dangerous women hiked a thousand miles with babies and children through deserts, mountains, and wilds to come to Disneyland. A mind that thinks that way isn't merely insane. Those are the sort of hallucinations that often come from minds that have been flooded with an overdose of bad LSD, or 'acid'. But he's not alone.
He dreams of being some sort of bad hombre, like a fourth of US people. They're obsessed with superheroes, someone to save them from people just like themselves. They're fascinated by shootouts and cop and war stuff on the news. When there isn't enough of that, they fill in the blank time with TV programs like CSI, NCIS, and similar insanity, justified as being "the reality we live in". I'll hopefully be starting an eighth decade, and have never witnessed an actual murder or mass shooting. That's reality.
New Zealand just experienced a mass shooting. Their prime minister ('president') declared they'd never publicly utter the name of the person that did it. They don't want to give recognition to such people. Good for them. Why can't our media do that? The New Zealand legislature a month later banned assault weapons by a vote of 119-1. Apparently the NRA has failed to "protect" gun manufacturers there.
Assault weapons don't merely kill people. They're fast, high energy bullets, hitting so hard that instead of just puncturing organs and bones, they liquefy them, making them unrepairable. This is what the US used against people in Vietnam earlier, and now the Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other places. Including children. They don't seem to appreciate our "Christianity"; I wonder why.
Meanwhile the US spends $700 billion yearly on military here to "protect us". It's 6-10 times the amount China, the number two country spends, which has four times as many people.
While all this "protection" is going on, we have an "occupant" who fantasizes leading a biker gang, Bikers for Trump, and fantasized about shooting someone on 5th Avenue, and getting away with it. Sick.
Simultaneously, 'occupant' colludes with our adversaries, handing them classified secrets just like candy treats. Then why waste all our money on military? Who gets that money? Are they pro-war, promilitary? You bet! $700 billion costs each human here almost $2,200. What could you do with an extra $2,200 each year? Each!
We're a lot sicker than we realize.