In this morning’s paper, there were three articles about local school districts that have been forced to lay off teachers and staff and cancel educational programs. This while billions of our tax dollars flow over the sea to Afghanistan and Iraq. Could anything be more ludicrous? Not only that, but cities and towns all over this land are cutting their services and postponing much-needed projects for the benefit of their citizens. Yet the pipeline from the Treasury to the Pentagon flows freely, gushing with billions of tax dollars. If one were to make a movie on this theme, it would be labeled ‘fantasy.’
Apparently we love wars more than our children. What happens to a society that loves war more than their children?