Politicians, listen to us!

Dear Anne
I write to you as a father, human, and concerned citizen. Babies and children are being killed. At the same age as my children, 6, 3, and 1. We invade, kill, and justify intervention in many countries in our ‘national interests’. The securing of power, economic levers, natural resources, national security. We allow rendition of innocent people, to satisfy our political partners. We do many things that are unspoken, kept secret, and unjustified in our own interests.

Yet now (and before in Bosnia, Rwanda, Sudan) – we talk vacuous talk, we make meaningless statements, and we do the sum total of nothing.

I ask you as our elected representative, to do everything in your power to agitate, stir up, and draw attention to what is happening with Syria. We are global citizens, we want to travel, buy, consume, and admire the world. We cannot not take responsibility.

Represent us, your constituency to do something right. Speak up, listen to us, and know that you and all politicians make yourselves meaningless and irrelevant of you don’t listen to what we want, what is important to us, and what we care about.

Something must be DONE about Syria, where children are being killed, murdered, and massacred.

As Edmund Burke said, “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing”

Hear us, and do something.

Ben Silcox

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