Regarding the Sept. 2 Point of View “ By ballot or bullet” by Bernard Cochran: Even though there is incredible wealth inequality in this country that cannot be denied, is getting worse and is probably the worst since the beginning of our democracy, I don’t believe there is any immediate danger of a violent revolution.
Someone once said, “A democracy deserves the government it gets.” Therefore we, the American people, have no one to blame but ourselves for our dysfunctional democracy.
Cochran compares us to the times of the French and Russian revolutions. What a bad comparison. They were under the iron rule of a heartless monarchy. The people were starving, and Russia was entangled in a losing war. This is not the situation of our country. Even the poorest have food stamps and some type of shelter.
The way to change our government, to bring about equality, is to vote the uncaring, self-centered, money-loving, deceiving, manipulating ones out of office. Unfortunately, much of our population is so prejudiced, uneducated and unable to tell truth from fiction that they will continue to vote these monsters in. Uneducated democracies don’t die, they just fade away.
Mel Kilberg, Cary