The death of Benjamin Linder in Nicaragua brings to sharp focus the present crisis: An ideologically blinded American government conspires to destroy Nicaragua. Lies are invented, provocations staged, the news deftly managed. The public is confused, the ideologues rant, Congress goes along. American Special Forces teachers set up schools for assassination. Thousands of Nicaraguans, and now Benjamin Linder lie dead.
Like a Freudian nightmare, fear rises from our collective id and strikes our sense of fair, our idealistic, our brave.