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Our government’s actions are our responsibility

David Krest

Dear Editor,

I attended David Barsamian’s seminar at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium on Friday, June 28. Approximately 250 people showed up. I doubt anyone dozed, as David obviously did his homework and gave us two hours worth of incredible information on the doings of the government we the people elected to represent us. David also started, in 1986, the now-popular radio program “Alternative Radio,” which is given free to the stations throughout the world. Our local stations KJAX and KDNK air it regularly.

What is a wonder to me is that I’ve read of no coverage of the seminar in any of our local papers – yet anyway.

The information David shared is factual and documented but not readily publicized information about what we the people are indirectly responsible for only because we have chosen to not involve ourselves in what our chosen representatives (our government) are doing.

In that we have freely elected our government, we the people are directly responsible for the killing, maiming, and the suffering of fellow human beings throughout our world. Also the havoc we are creating in our environment with outdated policies.

This is not a guilt trip nor a “make wrong” of we the people – we do enough of that to ourselves – it is simply time to take the self-affixed blinders off and be awake to what we have and are creating.

I feel no need to go into detail about what we are doing. But do feel a need to share what I am doing.

Even those of us who are unaware of the volume of destruction we’re creating, we all do know that we are destroying all lifeforms – whether we justify these actions or not.

David Barsamian’s seminar was shared information about what we doing; for in our country we are the government.

We being the government means not simply having the right, but a responsibility we’ve given ourselves to uphold our Declaration of Independence as individuals – which by the way clearly states that if wrong doing is being created by our elected officials we the people are obligated to abolish, overthrow and “institute new government.”

Personally I think “no government” is the way to go in order to bring peace rather than this escalating daily madness we’ve created. This puts the responsibility directly on us as individuals as to how we interact with each other rather than the now “victim consciousness.”

David Barsamian stated that the revolution is now – I agree, and moreso than ever the revolution is a personal revolution. We as individuals must be vigilant in altering our present personal ways of viewing ourselves, others and our world simply because there is no differentiation. It is not about “them.”

Thank you,

David Krest

Carbondale


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