7 July, 2017
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Are you watching news coverage of the G20? There’s a powerful and growing resistance to the world-wide capitalist economy. The simple truth of the matter is that the system is proving faulty for anyone except the very few. The hegemony of money is at the root of every one of our problems in the world—including, of course, the one that threatens our planet itself: climate change. It’s all about the very few, very wealthy, very influential, very ruthless people enriching themselves and protecting their own interests at the cost of the rest of the human species.
Change must come, and change will come. I cling to the hope, with increasing doubt, that it will not be violent; that it will not come at the cost of too many human lives. That reason and compassion will finally prevail over greed and self interest.
What do you think?
Incidentally, I can’t help but be amused by the much-touted meeting of the fox and the rooster. Will fur or feathers fly? I’m betting, uncomfortably, on the fox.
A final note, re: Trump’s speech in Warsaw. I think he fancies himself as a Churchill—or at least wants to project that image. He has clearly practiced the stern look and the jutting jaw in the bathroom mirror. Unfortunately, with Trump, the image comes off looking like a mockery.
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.