Letter to the editor- Writer’s view dead wrong
On September 11th, I was too grief-stricken by the cowardly acts of terrorism
committed, to answer Mr. Steve Goldman’s letter. Today, on this national day
of mourning, reality is finally sinking in. We donated for relief of the
victims in New York (our birthplace), and privately prayed for all victims of
this national tragedy. But, now I realize that more than private prayers or
donations are needed to show fellow Americans a resolve and unity of purpose
in combating insidious acts of terrorism and answering those who would
Mr. Goldman, you are dead wrong! It is OK to criticize this nation, or for
someone who believes in peace “at any price” to follow his conscience, right
down the tube. But, don’t compare the fallout from our power and wealth, to
these acts of evil, which were specifically aimed at killing innocent people.
Besides, we are always seeking to improve our democracy and the human
condition at home, and abroad. You can’t say the same about the terrorist
organizations or the nations supporting them. Their leaders couldn’t care
less about their own people, while they are well protected and live in
comfort. Maybe that will soon change.
True, much more needs to be done for human rights, health and safety and the
environment, and to close the ever widening gap between rich and poor. In
many ways, the American people are committed to doing just that. As a great
nation, and the lone Superpower we will have the resources, and hopefully the
leadership to do it in the future. But, first let us take care of our
immediate need, to rub out, or severely retard terrorism. Otherwise, who is
going to be left around to improve the human condition? Surely not the
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