An extremely dangerous situation exists at Mount Carmel. A powerful federal police force attacked a small group of citizens. The citizens resisted the attack. The government has besieged the group.
The government has severed the group’s communication with the outside world. Those citizens are not allowed to speak to other citizens, and other citizens are not allowed to speak to them.
The government filters all information and tells the media only what the government wants to know. Those are the only known facts at this time.
The government must stop.
We need to sort this out.
Who is attacking whom? Why has the government severed communications between citizens?
Why has the government forced the media to stay far away from the scene? Are they afraid to let citizens see what they are doing?
Who presents a threat to society, the small group inside the compound, or the awesomely powerful federal police? How much risk is a citizen taking when he speaks out? Will the government target that citizen next?
Should the Davidians' theology be an issue? Is their difference an excuse for the rest of us to pass judgment on them?
Roy E. Neuman