Francis Anthony Govia
For those of us who are concerned about a nation’s veracious appetite for war, let us be reminded that there was a time when the sun never set on a British Empire, and even that has become a thing of the past. All that are left of Rome are crumbling stones, and Greece is bankrupt. The “Ottomans” hope to reclaim the glory of the past by rebuilding a silk road between the East and West and raising their voice in geopolitics, but Turkey is more a vassal today than a master. And those who run our great country, the United States, are intoxicated with power, and would not let reason dictate foreign policy, but are inclined to bully and strong-arm a world of nations that are constantly evolving and shifting, with people who do not wish to be treated as if there are members of colonies. The elite have duped us in to believing that we are one of them, but in truth we live in a nation of separate and unequal. Men live in a world of the conscionable and the unconscionable. Irrespective of the nation where we are citizens, we are brothers spanning nations based on our standing in society within nations, or our empathy for others. The spring in the Middle East has demonstrated to us that the masses are asking for more, and they are not unlike us. This nation when it was founded, came out of many were one. But today, out of many we are many. They say we are a super power. They have no reason to listen to anyone – not even the voices of our citizens. Let Americans occupy the streets. We will be chased away, and gassed like the lowly Shiites in Bahrain, and many of us are dissatisfied with the indifference of our leaders. But still there is no reason for us to sit in gloom. We have to prepare to do something better. I have reason to believe with joy that voice that said to me when I was a child: “The longest road has a turn.” Be on the right way when that day comes. If there is not a turn in a road, it is going nowhere.