Reader says: “Fiddle faddle”
To the Editor:
With the recent mass shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin, not to mention the dozens of others over the decade, proponents of the second amendment see no reason to do anything about gun violence or gun control. Just like fundamental racists of capitalism and conservatism have spent all their time since the last presidential election spreading fear and propaganda and thinly veiled racism to hold to their ideal that America should only be run by rich old white capitalism. And then there are the gays who are just as fanatical and out of touch as the racists on the right working to suppress and bully everybody who disagrees with them and their agenda and idealism.
None of these things appeal to me because I am a reasonable person. No matter how passionate I may feel about something it doesn’t give me the right to run over everyone else’s rights because I have money and power. Your job as a voter is to make sure that extremists and fear mongers aren’t playing your passions and fears like a fiddle all the way to the voting booth. If you really truly want to fix what’s wrong with our country then stop voting your fears, passions, prejudices and hatred. And stop listening to people who blame just one man, the president for absolutely everything.
Printed in the August 9, 2012