Now Playing: An American Tragedy

Now Playing: An American Tragedy

Shakespeare could not have written a better adaptation of a tragedy, or should we say parody, that is being performed across the United States and the world. Perilous times have come. The world as we knew it suddenly and violently changed the lives and livelihoods of millions. The massive failures of governments, especially in the United States, to deal effectively with the scourge of this pandemic and the unilateral failure to implement radical reforms to combat the catastrophic effects of global warming have left our planet and every society vulnerable to the most catastrophic environmental and economic catastrophe since the last ice age.

Need we be reminded that 60 years ago our nation was filled with hatred, bitterness and civil unrest. The quagmire of the Vietnam War held the United States hostage to growing storms of discontent. Today we find history repeating itself. The scenario has changed, but the US still faces hatred, bitterness and civil unrest. The quagmire of war in Afghanistan, where billions of dollars have been wasted, thousands of lives lost and a country left in chaos, are all too familiar circumstances that have happened before.

Deja vu again. The ominous circumstances surrounding our failure in Afghanistan match our failure in Vietnam. In both cases, our government failed the American public, the people of Afghanistan and Vietnam. We have to go back even further to recall the words of Army General Douglas MacArthur, who so eloquently warned of the consequences of sending our armed forces into harm’s way. “Nothing can replace a complete victory.” “The very purpose of war is victory.” All we did in both cases was prolong the conflict in which billions of dollars were and are again wasted, thousands of lives lost and nations left broken. All this led to more storms of violent aggression. Just look at what is happening in Afghanistan today.

If we had heeded MacArthur’s words, the United States would be in a much better position today in leading global affairs. Yet today we are faced with a demoralized military, government in disarray at every level, and a population desperately trying to survive. And the plight of millions only increases with every misstep by our government.

It was not so long ago, however, that our nation was filled with the promise of better times. Now that promise is broken by storms of disease, pestilence, famine, and death. It seems the four horsemen have indeed arrived. Too many times, when faced with such a disaster, our government points the finger at who to blame. Such as today’s case. Because the consequences always emerge, the net results have been useless in preventing not only this pandemic, but virtually every major crisis that goes along with it.

Rapidly occurring sociological changes have also threatened the moral and physical framework of life here in the United States. And if it is allowed to continue unchecked, the world as we know it will cease to exist. Added to this today, much of humanity has been pushed into the quagmire of unknowns, especially with the overwhelming mandates of an experimental non-vaccine to supposedly slow and eventually stop the spread of Covid-19.

Too many in government have failed to learn the lessons that history should teach us. Even today, a large part of the world’s population suffers from it. The world is facing a turbulent period. For more than 50 years, we’ve had the opportunity to fully address global warming, and yet we’ve failed at every turn. When faced with a growing epidemic, we failed again and it turned into a full-blown pandemic. Once again, we have failed to fully understand the consequences of our foreign policy commitments, and they have only accelerated into major international conflicts that, like everything else our government has done for more than 60 years, have wasted billions of dollars. costing thousands and thousands of lives and livelihoods. and left the nations in utter dismay at the action we took. When we add all these variables together, we see the dilemma created by the government. More questions than answers have already started.

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