To all the fathers of Iraqi, Afghan & Libyan children killed, disfigured or diseased by United States WMDs, depleted uranium or plain old economic deprivation…. Happy father’s day.
To all the fathers of United States soldiers killed, wounded or traumatized for life by phony wars and occupations… happy father’s day.
To all the fathers of Palestinian children suffering from malnutrition, diseases or the poverty of ghetto life in Gaza and throughout the occupied territories… happy father’s day.
To our US and Israeli political leaders, who could have put an end to this madness and evil and chose to be part of it….
To the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld Cabal, who took the orders from the Military Industrial Complex to create this mess….
To Mr. Obama and his Democratic Party, who went along and continued this disgrace…
To all those Americans out there who refuse to ‘look at the facts‘ and to ask the questions pertaining to both 9/11 and our invasion of Iraq….
To those true conservatives and true progressives who still hold onto the dream of reforming this corrupt & disgraceful 2 Party System of government…
Finally, to those out there who actually know better and refuse to get up and speak out in public for fear of being ostracized and embarrassed…
To my dear friend John Stark, 83 and in remission from the ‘Big C‘ , who comes and stands with me each week in the hot, humid Florida heat holding his protest sign… happy father’s day!!
Philip A. Farruggio is son and grandson of Brooklyn NYC longshoremen. A graduate of Brooklyn College, class of ’74, Philip has been an anti war activist since the Vietnam War. Philip is now Volusia Cty spokesperson for the nationwide 25% Solution to cut military spending. Since the 2000 elections, he has written over 250 columns posted on various sites, including, most recently, Dandelion Salad, dissidentvoice.org and progressivepatriots.net, or at his own blog at http://www.opensalon.com. Philip can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.