I am writing this letter in regard to the way this country is being run. I have come to the conclusion that the rich and powerful are running things. And now with our own government spying on us, I see shades of oppression coming from everywhere. In 1962 and 1963, I served in Vietnam as a naval crytopgrapher with a top-secret clearance and I was one of the few that read President John F. Kennedy’s mail and messages to the embassy and the CIA.
Millions of dollars were being sent to the CIA and more than one half of that money was never accounted for; it ended up in the pockets of Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem. The same thing happened in Iraq and now Afghanistan. My point here is: :Look at all the hungry, poverty-stricken downtrodden citizens in this country. I am now 74 years old and I can see what is on the horizon if we don’t get out of these wars and funnel that money back into this country.
I grew up in the ’40s and ’50s and I can say life was much simpler then and we didn’t have the crime, drugs, divorces. I am very thankful that I was able to grow up in a society where the average person had a good work ethic and I could walk and travel this country without wondering who is monitoring my every movement.