A certain Ms. Marie SC Castro disagrees with my contrarian view about building a monument here for Amelia Earhart. In fact, she said she finds my opinion one of “…great, unexpected surprise…” Amusing the blurred syntax and syntactical construction that lands squarely in sophistry. Is there such a thing as an “expected” surprise? Rhyme and reason are missing!
I fail to see your use of the word “historic.” Are you alluding to Earhart’s suspect stint here briefly as a prisoner of war of Imperial Japan or her incomplete circumnavigation that ended in Jaluit Island in the Republic of the Marshalls? Was her presence ever factually proven or was it all aimless speculation? Moreover, what’s her contribution that factually gave edification to the livelihood of the indigenous people here? Could Ms. Castro answer these queries with a sense of rectitude and certitude?
You insinuated that Uncle Sam funnels millions of dollars into the NMI as freebie. We gave up sovereignty, Ms. Castro, a part of the deal found under the Covenant Agreement or USPL 94-241. The NMI is part of the national security defense of our country! If perchance we turn into ashes from a hydrogen missile from NK, is that sufficient a sacrifice Ms. Castro? So it isn’t free, is it?
John S. DelRosario Jr.
As Gonno, Saipan