New Open Forum on Dandelion Salad

Be the Seed of Change!

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by Lo
Dandelion Salad
May 28, 2017

Time for a new Open Forum on Dandelion Salad.

Please discuss whatever you’d like on any topic or issue.

Always be polite to others who are commenting.

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12 thoughts on “New Open Forum on Dandelion Salad

  1. I just stumbled upon dandelion salad yesterday while doing some research. The heading “Before you enlist,” caught my eye because I wrote a heartfelt essay years ago called “Reasons Why A Young Person Should Not Join the Military.” My wife & her brother were encouraging my son to join & it scared the hell out of me so I spent two days at the kitchen table just pouring out every reason against joining that I could think of. I have revised it and have shared it with anyone & everyone whom I thought might appreciate it. I believe Chalmers Johnson was correct in saying that we (in the U.S.) probably spend more like a trillion dollars a year on military weapons, etc. because nuclear weapons are actually under the administration of the Energy Dept. not the Dept. of Defense. I’m sure Eisenhower would be rolling over in his grave if he knew just how far down the rabbit hole the U.S. Military/Industrial/Congressional/Media/Higher Education, etc. Complex we have fallen. The new title of the essay I mentioned is “The Politics of Patriotism,” & I’d love to share it as just my little way of trying to fight the madness. Persevere! (by the way, I was in the U.S. Army but when it came to possibly being sent to Vietnam, I kept going AWOL until they let me out of the army)

    • Hi Robert and thank you for your comment. Glad you found Dandelion Salad and the post on Don’t Enlist. It’s the most important one here, in my opinion.

      I’ll email you with my email address so you can send me your article for me to read. It sounds like something I’d like to publish here.

      cheers, Lo

  2. Perhaps not too clearly but I’ll try to convene my idea: more often than not talk shows and such have as guests all kinds of “experts”. How about a show giving us ‘non experts’ a chance to express our views and thoughts? Nowhere is it written that ‘experts’ always get it right and yet, some of us ‘non experts’ might – just might, have interesting ideas on any given subject. On TV, for example, instead of boring us with Summer reruns, how about giving young people the chance of being creative, offer something totally different. So what if ratings are not high – nobody was born knowing everything.

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