It’s not about outrage. It’s about making people care.

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

I write not looking for outcry, but looking for reasons why so few seem to care and those in charge overlook so much that be wrong.

Jane Fonda and “the brass” caused so much trouble for young men trapped between the pros and cons of the Vietnam Era. Men were often called baby killers, not heroes. But, with little to no support, these men were stronger than many since. They were soldiers just trying to survive and sure you can say now that it’s so long ago, but taking a long accountable look back, I know, will teach and help many today.

I know that it would make many question and see the decline in the quality of our society since Hanoi Jane. General citizenship, with idealism and self worth, seems to be ever decreasing!

I had once planned a career in the military and had qualified for flight school and was asked about OCS. What I reported happening at Ft. Lewis was not my opinion. It was inspired by an extreme experience that I survived, with negative course change in my life.

Jane Fonda’s stand against Israeli artists at the Toronto Film Festival and her March talk in Greenwich brought it all back. When those responsible for the common good of our society look the other way, as with Fonda, or refuse to do “investigative journalism” when so many stories are out there about dangers from medical to moral, what will happen to our society? After politicians direct negative experiences with Greenwich Hospital, they do nothing. I know with all the stories our elected representatives are supposed to protect us.

Price regulations to challenge a simple medicine going up 300%? Where’s government investigating? Do officials know they’re supposed to help people, not just strut their stuff?

Anti-terrorist safeguards are in place now because of the World Trade Center attack, but what about safeguards from attacks on moralistic ideals?

Should not those that are worshiped for their cultural and often abstract creative entertainment be regulated and given guidelines for responsible examples to show our young?


Jim C. Reilly


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