I have been known to be empathetic a time or two. Occasionally, I try to put myself in another’s position and try to see his or her point of view. I even understand some of the points being made by Republicans. Some…
It is difficult to miss repeated coverage of the recent disturbances in England, their aftermath, and English soul searching. News organizations have sought comments from all sides, even the perpetrators and their apologists. It got me thinking…
I see what could be a metaphor. Kids looting shops is no different from bankers and businessmen reaping undue profit from society. No man (or woman) needs a million dollar salary and multi-million dollar bonus. These kids, who have no job and no hope of getting one, see that. Why do some people have so much when so many have nothing? Why are managers rewarded for cutting jobs? That could be one reason that young people strike back in the only way they can—out of anger and frustration.
The only problem for these young folks is that the rich have the law on their side, because they can buy the politicians that make the laws to protect them. These same politicians make the laws that punish the unemployed and disenfranchised kids. And, these same politicians were in the news awhile back, being charged (by not punished) for cheating taxpayers on their expenses. Kids get the news and become even more angry than the average voter.
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.