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Death By Socializing?

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He is still on the screen.  Former Congressman  H. Ford on MSNBC.  He had just said, 'If you socialize, dine, etc. with the  person on the terrorist list, then you put yourself in peril. I don't socialize with such people..' That is  yes, we can use drones against those who 'put themselves in peril by socializing.' That's the message.

Whenever I encounter  such statements (mostly on TV but  in the real life too), my first reaction is extreme anger.    If a person  is an  adult and not insane such statement means to me a deep contempt for me and my  intelligence.  Socializing, how do you define it?  List, how do  you define it? What if you  frequent the Hummus  place which is also frequented by  those 'on the list'?  You are dead?  Someone  decides  that you are a dead man?  The statement is so absurd that it is malicious.  No  sane person in  control of his/her faculties can say such a thing even for a political benefit. People around such person should correct him, maybe tell him to  clear his head or something.  He is a former congressman after all- how  could  the people elect someone like that?

But, no, nothing happens. Mr Ford is still there, on the screen, visibly relaxed.  And then my anger  turns into something else- total disgust. You get angry at those who are like you, at those whom you care for, at those whom you want to be with.  Disgust is the feeling  towards hopeless. He is hopeless. They are hopeless. Nothing can be gained from them but harm. They are   insane in the worst possible way- the  people with no conscience, no morality, no soul. They justify their abominate behavior by  saying  that  'we are in the new era.'If this is the new era we better go back to  the old one.

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So now thousands if not millions of people had been sentenced to death for socializing  with the people the  former congressman does not socialize with. And they all heard that. And they do not care if  he is a looney  as he really  is or just a  stupid person. For them he is the US- person who proclaimed  his intentions towards them.  How do you think they  will respond to this message?


I am afraid we here in the US will live to see the consequences of   that stupidity and malice of our representatives.

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The writer is 57 years old, semi- retired engineer, PhD, PE, CEM. I write fiction on a regular basis and I am also 10 years on OEN.


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