In This Edition: Your “Story” – Congratulations To Barry Cole
As an American Citizen, who was essentially forced to read your "propaganda" for my work, I am compelled to tell you that I am offended. Not that that will mean anything to you, as far away as you are.
Yesterday I spent my day at what we here call "Ground Zero". I cannot begin to tell you of the horror the site invokes even now - two months and one week later. The smoke still pours from the ground, where mighty buildings once stood. Workers toil away, attempting to find the bodily remains of the 3,500 or so people who remain missing. The smell is unlike anything I have even come across before.
It was an awful, cowardly act, which was apparently perpetrated by someone who has no essential knowledge of what Americans really are - what we value, how we live, how we honor each other and the God we love.
This week, our beautiful and proud country will celebrate Thanksgiving. I have already begun saying my thanks for the 25,000 plus people who escaped the disaster with their lives. Now I will add to that a blessing for your country that you are never so needlessly and senselessly attacked.
Congratulations to your scribe Barry Cole.
In 4 succinct paragraphs he has summed up the whole issue of not only drinking, but the overall attitude our youth and people in their 20's-40's have toward society and responsibility today.
The period between 1980 and today must now surely be recognised as the period of ideological and politically correct excess which has encouraged such behaviour.
The challenge now (because it is not the fault youth) is how quickly we can dismantle our adult preference for dealing with issues on an ideological basis and deal with them on the purely practical basis outlined in Mr Cole's final paragraph.