Elites keep country from being united
The divides of this country are many, one in particular I’d like to address. There’s genuine division based on class warfare which permeates our entire society.
The left, particularly the elites and the progressives, enjoy demonstrating a morally superior. ‘I’m better than you and know what’s best for you,’ attitude. They’re smug, arrogant and condescending. They patronize the middle-class and poor alike.
In reference to Eugene Robinson’s opinion in the Nov. 29 Gazette (“So you want to understand Biden voters? Here’s a start.”), consider his characterization of Trump voters as he sees them.
He describes a caricature of who they are and where they live with seemingly delightful disdain. His tone degrades the Midwest and Appalachia. He pokes fun at farmers and diners “…where at least one regular patron wears overalls.“
He lectures us on his version of “…how most Americans thinks.” He cites various cultural references clearly displaying his perceived moral and societal superiority.
Occasionally the unvarnished truth reveals itself in unrepentant fashion. This is how the left truly feel about the deplorable gun-toting Bible-carrying smelly Walmart shoppers.
This is the reason many view the elites as loathsome impudent snobs.
When one group has a predisposition of self-righteousness over another, it shouldn’t be expected to be welcomed. This is how you fuel deep, long-lasting resentment and division between people.
The ruling class asks for unity when, in fact, they want submission. Remember that good and decent people will allow to be governed but will not allow to be ruled.
Make Amsterdam world’s cleanest city
Amsterdam cannot yet be named the “Cleanest City in the World.” This past weekend, we delittered a big bag of bottles, wrappers, mask, cups, etc. on the 2.7 mile walk from the Elks Club on the Chuctanunda Trail to the powerhouse and the double Mohawk waterfall and back to Flat Rock Park and the five corners.
We gave up delittering in front of the old paper mill on Forest Avenue.
Fourth Avenue back to the Powerhouse is filled with litter, but we had no bag space or energy left.
Please do not litter in the future “Cleanest City in the World.” Please carry a bag and pick up litter.
It cost nothing to be the “Cleanest City in the World.”
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