Thursday, January 20, 2011

Political Madness

Since when our war heroes need to be questioned of their honor? How could any soldier who experienced such a horror of fighting in Vietnam turn around and say to the next soldier that his service wasn't honorable? I do not understand the mind of these people. I guess the trauma of Vietnam has affected their brains very severely. I never served in the military and I never fought in a war before. It must be so tragic to experience fighting in a war. To me, every one of the soldiers who fight in a war for my country are war hero, medal or no medal. I will never question how brave they were. What kind of accomplishment he made in the war. Risking one's life for the sake of our belief, that's my hero. This is just a political madness.

Republican National Convention has finally kicked off today in my city, New York City. The whole city seems so empty and quite except the participants of the converntion and the protesters. The media has been trying to cover this as the biggest NYC vacation week and try to blame the slow business to this vacation week. Hmmm..... I lived in NYC for 7 years. Since when NYers took the last weekend of August as our big vacation week? If my memory serves me correctly, this is the end of our vacation season and NYC starts to get filled up again. The tourists have long stopped to come into NYC and the businesses are losing so much money in the city now. To top it off, the city is spending 1.5 millions in security for this convention out of our own pocket. This is the city that receives $11 per person as a homeland security budget. Why do we have to stop our businesses, close our doors to the tourists, lose our tax dollars and welcome these people who gave so little concern about our security? This is just plain madness.

There have been tens of thousdand people marching in protest. So many people from various background have been marching. So many things were said and so many things were written on the signs and so much strong messages were communicated by music or silence. All these messages clearly indicate that our country is on the wrong track right now. We need to change. Not many has answers to which way to go. But many knows that current way is the wrong way. In spite of so many people protesting, in spite of such a clear messages communicated by the protesters, in spite of all the facts that proves our wrong directions, so many still want to continue our journey the same way. Why? When we make a wrong turn, we don't keep on going till we face the dead end. This is madness.

Lastly, one should not speak of politics after one's bedtime. It tends to get lengthy and wordy. This is just a political madness. =)

Originally Posted in October 2004

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