Dear Mr. President,

Let me begin by saying that I never voted for you. Ever. I never will. I will never vote for anyone in your administration, past, present, or future. Never. That being said, I actually have a few words to say to you. Please don’t respond. I wouldn’t understand your response, regardless. With an IQ that is half of mine, I doubt there is much logic or reasoning behind what you would say.

That out of the way, let me open the topic to our listening audience via an article in the current New Yorker, by Seymour Hersh. It’s located here: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/10/08/071008fa_fact_hersh. I would encourage everyone person in America to read it. For those of us who actually feel despair and hopelessness at our current administration, this will just make you mad as hell. A good dose of impotence is also thrown in, for those of us who actually have a conscience.

Back to you, Mr. President. My first question to you is, are you insane? What part of region destabilization did you not get when you decided to invade Iraq? Invade, much to your chagrin, has become the nomenclature of the day. WE ARE OCCUPIERS. We have invaded not one but two countries and here you go, deciding just how you’re going to plot to destabilize and overthrow yet another country. Do you understand the implications of your actions? Are you really that mad to believe that your “God” wants this? How dare you impose your idealism and “virtues,” to use the term loosely, upon another society. Like Iraq, I’m sure that you’ll continue to believe that you’re doing the right thing and “free” the Iranians. Please. Do you understand the term “dictator?” Let me help you with that big ol’ dictionary, Mr. Prez. It means one who dictates, one who acts, imposes, or states authoritatively. You have issued orders to tell the Middle East just how it “should” conduct itself. Forgive me for being so blunt but who died and made you God? Evil Doers? It seems to me that one who invades not one but two countries, does it in the name of an “ideal” that is imposed on these other countries, and does so at his own whim is the dictator – the evil doer. Making up reasons to invade yet another country, because you “feel” like it? That’s just plain fruit loops.

Listening to the interview on NPR today, with Seymour Hersh, I sat in the car and cried today realizing that my country wasn’t my country any longer. It held no ideals that were mine. It did not speak for me. It did not hold me in its embrace and enrapture me. It did not make me proud. I can only realize now how our forefathers felt under the oppression of another George. Yes, he was insane, too. It seems we have come full circle.

The first Boston Tea Party took place on December 13, 1773. When this was not enough to subdue the “colonists,” the Intolerable Acts were passed. How many of you know the history of your own country? How many know what happened and why? Let me see if I can simplify it for you, Mr. President. The authoritative power over the country enacted legislation that did not represent the ideals, the goals, and the liberties of its citizens. It did what it could to put down dissension, oppressed the voices, and taxed them to death to fund its own coffers (used for its own purposes.) Does all of this sound familiar?

History does repeat itself for those who are deaf to its lessons.

I’m going to enact a Literary Boston Tea Party. What I can’t do with commodity, I will do with words. I will channel all my anger, my fear, and my dissension into creating lasting works that will do all it can to take away your dictatorship. I will do everything in my power to unshackle the American Public from your lies, obfuscation, and hatred. Let me quote this to you, for you Mr. President are completely unfamiliar with it: “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” Look to December 13th, Mr. President – I plan to lay the groundwork for some literary overthrow.

You, sir, are a despot. Put that in your Merriam-Webster and spin. Go Thomas Jefferson!!

Your incredibly disloyal subject,

–TDD

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