Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Not the Usual Around OakMeadows


Well, I see that the Taliban has taken a city in Afghanistan. And that we are training and arming fighters who give away our materiel as payment through a contested area. Not to mention the sexual abuse of children by their commanders.  How much longer before someone suggests that we declare victory and leave? Another year? Another 20 years? Look carefully at your children and grandchildren and envision them fighting to the death, losing arms or legs, being blinded, or traumatized by the experience. Since we have a 
voluntary military (for now) most likely your children or grandchildren won't  have to take the risk but the ones who do go are someone's child or grandchild. Think of all the teachers we could hire or clean energy technologies we could 
implement or roads and bridges we could build or repair if we weren't pouring trillions of dollars down a bottomless pit.  I am sickened by the senseless waste 
of lives and limbs and money. 

I will be back to my usual Around Oak Meadows soon. But for now I am really fed up with the never ending military interventions. 

2 comments:

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Nice photo Florence. Sometimes we need to focus on nature to forget our woes.

Rambling Woods said...

Yes... I agree... Love the butterfly