I thought I would link to the letter for those who might be interested. I also recommend it.
Truthdig - Reports - After PatÂs Birthday
Kevin is angry, and his letter is not just an indictment of our leaders, it is an indictment of all of us. Kevin concludes with some sobering words,
In a democracy, the policy of the leaders is the policy of the people. So don’t be shocked when our grandkids bury much of this generation as traitors to the nation, to the world and to humanity. Most likely, they will come to know that “somehow” was nurtured by fear, insecurity and indifference, leaving the country vulnerable to unchecked, unchallenged parasites.
Luckily this country is still a democracy. People still have a voice. People still can take action. It can start after Pat’s birthday.