Be prepared this summer for yet another baby boomer self-indulgence in the form of yet another movie about Vietnam. Ummm, we're fighting a war now guys. Unlike the 60's however, the class divide has separated those fighting from the rest of the U.S. So the outrage is muted.
I have an idea. You don't need to go back forty years for a dose of invigorating anger. Just live in the moment. The outrage is right now.
The United States, your government, is torturing people. It is torturing teenagers.
The United States, your government, handed the reconstruction of Iraq over to political incompetents who were talked into massive, useless expenditures by contracting companies.
The United States, your government, is run by people who wait for the bureaucracy to feed them problems instead of thinking and asking the right questions.
The United States, your government, is sending our citizens into war without protective equipment they need.
The United States, your government, is shielding the children of the middle class from paying any cost for the debacle in Iraq.