It is with great trepidation that I write to you. I am not a conspiracy theorist, but I know that all communications with the White House are probably scrutinised, closely. I know that all electronic communications are now recorded and screened and that by the simple act of writing to you, that I invite the malicious bureaucratic backlash of being placed on a no-fly list and having "local authorities" being notified of my "activities". This, however, is nothing compared to the risks of simply living in the war zones that you have authority over.
85 civilians in Syria. "Uncounted" hundreds (thousands) in Afghanistan?
I really hoped that your administration would make change. I am certain that the world is now less safe, however, after the continuation of foreign policy, civil forfeiture, criminalisation of minorities and the poor, economic non-justice and protection of the rich, driven by corporate interests and the wealthy and the powerful, themselves. Justification of killing. Justification of creeping fascism. Justification of theft.
Efforts that require that much justification at the smallest levels, may not be justifiable, overall.
Is it too late for you to make some real changes? I understand that much of what you wished to accomplish has been stifled. The world could use some real change.
:Eric C. Keast
[This comment will be published to my blog, as well, as an open letter