Dr. Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D,B.C.S.A.,DAPA.

Dr. Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D,B.C.S.A.,DAPA.
e-mail: batushkad@yahoo.com

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


In my book, ROOTS OF DISTRESS, I commented-
"We are controlled in this country by a ruling elite, whether we wish to recognize it or not. The elite have their paths paved for them. The middle class struggle to survive and are burdened and the elite seek to make them slaves to the system. For example, a middle class young person will be burdened with student loan debt possibly until the day they retire, the elite do not face this. The elite have created this system to keep people 'in their place'. For the poor, the elite have sought to entice them with financial incentives if they will go along with the sad debacle of having their children labeled as 'crazy' or to be shipped off to fight the wars that the elite have created and benefit from."

Afghanistan is a prime example of a war fought for no apparent reason other than for interests that are not that of the American citzenry. We have no place in this conflict. It is actually the US governments imperialistic desires and agitation of other societies (particularly Islamic society) that creates further risk of terrorism. When we see that people are oppressed and have no voice, it is then that they at times sadly resort to drastic and often tragic measures to make their point to those who they feel have oppressed them. As Chomsky has clearly statedm, our best role to end terrorism is to stop participating in it.

-Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D.

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