Letter: Immoral wars need silent citizens

Despite vigorous propaganda efforts it is harder and harder to enlist public support for these constant illegal and immoral wars…

To the editor:

When push comes to shove warmongering outlaw states need police state bills like C-51 (Canada) or the “Patriot Act” (US) to spy on and control the population.

Every time Harper sees a drunk and drug-crazed Uncle Sam swerving down the highway in his red white and blue pickup with an M-16 in the gun rack and more guns and ammo spilling out the back, Harper sticks out his thumb to hitch a ride.

After all the years of mayhem and misery in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, back to Iraq, now Harper wants to join the US in bombing Syria. Insane.

It is fair to ask: Who are the terrorists?  Who is creating more terrorists? Where do the terrorists get their means of destruction?

The plain fact is that despite vigorous propaganda efforts it is harder and harder to enlist public support for these constant illegal and immoral wars and people will speak out against them.

There we have the connection between on-going military madness and repressive legislation like bill C-51.  Under the guise of “protection” we are to be put under surveillance and criminalized.

I understand there is an anti-C-51 day of action April 18 at Ben Lee Park starting at 10 a.m.

Mark Haley,

Kelowna Peace Group

 

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