ethel’s words

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GREAT NATION? FOR WHOM?

Yankee America likes to call itself a great Nation. The best it can come up with for its non-privileged young men is a choice between military service and prison.

Each is laced with torture. The difference is one is disgrace, the other is called honorable.

Neither teaches nor practices kindness, genuine courtesy, nor moral honesty. Neither attempts to develop insight into why we should serve and protect our country, but only to be subservient to mighty power.

Most lives of persons who have little influence on their life and living are hum-drum and not oriented to any goal--either for self-enrichment or to help make a less cruel society.

Yankee America needs a thorough examination and some big pills to swallow.

Ethel C. Hale