Suzanne's Take: A Social Commentary
LET'S SAY NO!
September, 22, 1997
Reading Robert Scheer in his September 16 L.A. Times column, 'Can't Anyone
Slow the B-2 Juggernaut?,' and, as always, feeling a total
concordance with his outrage at such commonplace abuses of power,
I got an idea. In the wake of Diana, it occurred to me that
maybe humanity could take things besides the papparazzi into its
own hands. LET'S SAY NO, was the slogan that came to me --
no to stealth bombers and the like. With all the needs we
have -- from balancing the budget, to eliminating poverty, to curing
diseases -- likely able to be alleviated by what's wasted under our
noses, how about uniting to say no to these perpetrations? The English monarchy has to change now, based on public pressure. How about
the hierarchy that strangles our democracy being forced to adjust
Can we promote the slogan, LET'S SAY NO? Do you get any sense, as I do, that it could catch on and snowball -- a "mad as hell and not going to take it anymore" sort of thing?