It’s been a long time-27 years since we last spoke or saw each other. I’ve thought about you nearly every day since then, and right now, I’d like to hear your thoughts on what’s happened to our country since you left.
But since you’re not able to talk, I’ll tell you what has happened, briefly while you’ve been gone:
We’re still in the Middle East. Lucky for you not to have seen what happened on that day in 2001. We really reaped the rewards for our invasion of Iraq and helping Hussein in driving out the Kuwaitis on that day. In spades.
Hussein’s no longer running Iraq. Nobody is, except the Taliban when they’re active and others when they’re not. It’s gone badly for them-and for us, even when we helped them re-establish their government when we took him out.
Who knew that some guy named Osama Bin Laden would take his revenge so long and in cold blood? We still haven’t gotten over the shock of that and we’re still there. Afghanistan to be precise. Why, we don’t know, except that the military industrial complex is getting rich off all those bodies.
Yeah, you were right. Oil should not have been the reason, but it was. We invaded that country and got back nothing but bodies. That was after we’d been attacked by the aforesaid Bin Laden-but that’s a story you don’t want to hear. It didn’t go well.
We’ve gone through 4 Presidents, 4 elections and now we’re stuck with a jerk named Donald Trump. Yeah, that Donald Trump. He got the idea to run for the office, despite the fact that he doesn’t know diddly-squat about government and in the process has trashed our country thoroughly.
You’d be ashamed of us now. This country that you fought the Nazis for has gone back to its’ racist, white Nationalist thing. You suffered for nothing. Your comrades died for nothing.
The Commander is Chief is a racist Nazi sympathizer, and he never served a day in the military either-because he got 4 deferments for a bad foot or something. He’s a fake president elected by people who clearly have no brains in their heads.
Evidently they were pissed off that America did have the first black president in its’ history-and was on the verge of having a first woman as well, before they got him elected. Needless to say, he wasn’t a popular vote winner-just the electoral college. Otherwise, he’d have lost.
Oh, speaking of foreigners, you’d be shocked to know that North Korea is a real threat now. Remember when you had to stay at the Pentagon for nearly a week during the Cuban Missile Crisis? Remember that feeling?
It’s back. Only problem is that we have Trump as president and an equally crazy guy named Kim Jong Un (grandson of the Korean leader that was in power when you were around) running North Korea. They’re both infantile narcissistic children intent on seeing who can be the biggest blowhard in the schoolyard.
So far we’ve not launched any nuclear missiles, but it’s not comfy reading Trump on Twitter (a gadget you’d not believe if you saw it..) threatening nuclear retaliation. Kim has been practicing with his own missiles on a weekly basis-mostly they’re duds..but still it’s not reassuring to know he can get them into the air.
I don’t think you’d want to be here right now-because this country has drifted from its’ moorings so badly that we’re on the verge of getting adrift with no rudder at all. The Congress is worse than usual-all talk and no action, even with a bombastic no-nothing leader.
The GOP adores him, or did-until he started trashing them as well. They’ve been eagerly doing nothing and getting paid for it. They’re definitely not “profiles in courage” with their lack of ethics or morals.
Trump has decided that everything good that any other President did (and that was his predecessor-the first African-American president, Barack Obama) was useless and should be gotten rid of. All those nice things like the EPA, worker rights, equal rights, civil rights and basic health care are no good to him because they’re good for other people who aren’t rich like him.
Oh, but that’s the least of his wrong-doings-he and his campaign are being investigated for possible interference in the election with help from the Russians during it. Unbelievable, isn’t it? That a sitting President would be accused of possible treason! Oh, but he does love those Russians and so did most of his campaign staff, at least from what little we’ve heard from the special prosecutor so far..
No, this isn’t the same country you left 27 years ago. Just as well you did, too-because you’d be just as pissed off as I am and every other American is who used to be proud of this country.
It doesn’t act like America anymore-and I’m pretty sure you’d not be proud of calling yourself one either-just like I am. It’d bring tears to your eyes. It certainly does me.
So in closing, I’d like to say thanks for having not read this, because you’d be just as depressed and angry as I am. While I’m not happy ‘celebrating’ this day, I’m thankful that you’re not alive to see it.
With all my love,