Guns, Gods, and The Dogs of War

Where is the outrage?

By “John St John” Nelson
Sept 6, 2013

'John St John' Nelson

President Obama, members of the U.S. House and Senate and the Citizenry of these United States at large. Where is your moral outrage?

Since December 14th, 2012, over seven thousand citizens and visitors to this nation, have died due to induced lead poisoning – at the hands of stranger, acquaintance, or family member – inflicted at the barrel of a gun.  Where is our moral outrage?

But nooo, let 1400 men women and children die in a gas attack during a civil war our nation should not have a hand in; let loose the dogs of war becomes the mantra of the day, week, month and year. Where is our moral outrage?

When James Robert Crocker, 59 can shoot and kill U.S. Army Vet Paul Franklin Dart, 48 because a member of Mr. Dart’s party urinated on a gravel bar near Mr. Crocker’s home and the U.S. public at large blames the unarmed victim, there is a serious problem in these Dysfunctional United States of America. When 1 year old Antiq Harris is shot in the head and killed in a New York City crosswalk because his father once led a life of crime and citizens of this nation opine, “he, the father, got what he deserved, and/or good riddance to a future gang banger,” we have lost our humanity When a 17 year old black male, one Trayvon Martin, is stalked and killed by a racist piece of trash named George Zimmerman and our populace, as a whole cheers and gloats over it, something is wrong in these hateful United States of America. Where is our moral outrage?

“Brutalization consists of being inured to the performance of an act,
that is hideously immoral; hense, the brutalization [itself] does not
explain the immorality.”  – Don Marquis


When a sitting President of the United States, in the person of George W. Bush, can lie this nation into not one but two costly wars and our citizenry dances in unbridled glee, something is wrong in paradise lost. When U.S. Based companies are given carte blanche permission to poison our food, water and air for a few shekels of silver and our populace revels in glee while demanding more access to weapons of destruction, there is a serious disconnect. When religious groups are given free rein to call for the deaths of members of our populace and we turn a blind eye to the hate, we have sold our souls for complacency and comfort. Where is our moral outrage?

This is not the nation I was born into and I no longer recognize the land of my birth. Why? Because profits at all costs has become the standard rather than the exception to the rule. We The People once prided ourselves on honesty, integrity, compassion, civility, education, understanding and so much more. Nowadays we bask in the antics of people like Miley Cyrus and call it good. Where is our moral outrage?



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6 thoughts on “Guns, Gods, and The Dogs of War

  1. Ms. Catherine I thank you for your kind words ma’am and love reading your comments on the Salt Lake Tribune forums. You are always a breath of fresh air for this jaded old man.

    Dorianmattar thank you. I was writing from the heart when I penned my rant.


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