As I plan what may be my last foreign trip on my tired old American
passport before it expires, I am forced to ponder that the country I
once knew has also expired. Indeed, it is ironic that I will be
visiting Venezuela later this month, a country in the midst of
rediscovering the ideals of it's founder, Simon Bolivar, while my own
country has over the past 6 years labored so very hard to destroy all
those remaining ideals it was originally founded under.
Soon I must trade my passport in for the new "improved" Gestapo
passport; the one with a tracking chip. How ironic it is that the
country in which so many hundreds of thousands sacrificed their lives in
the last century in the simple belief they were fighting to eliminate
fascism abroad should be so openly mocked by those international war
criminals who run this country today and bring nothing but shame and
disgrace to this nation and to all those who have ever struggled
anywhere in the world past or present in the true name of freedom.