January 30, 2001
Las Vegas, NV 891xx
I am deeply concerned with the president’s use of the word “evil.” I feel it is extremely irresponsible to demonize an entire other country. It eliminates all rational communication and transmits only one message: that the “evildoer” must be wiped out. According to Mr. Bush’s use of the word we will proceed from here on out to wipe out the “Evil Axis” of North Korea, Iraq and Iran. The use of the word “axis” is an obvious reference to World War II and it seems to me to be a way to drum up a real war by having people associate our current situation with a former one. Quit beating around the bush, Mr. Bush. If you are setting World War III into motion then I want to know. I believe George W. Bush owes America a detailed explanation as to what he means when he uses these religious communications, for remember, only God can judge who is truly evil. The rest of us must follow the rule of law. These countries are filled with children who can be hurt. I would appreciate our president being a little more careful with how he uses religion. We must remember that our President is an elected, paid government official. He has no right to use inflammatory and religious language. Stick to your job, Mr. President. Leave the religious speech to the Mullahs of the Taliban.
Joey Kantor M.A. Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology East Las Vegas