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Letters to the Editor Tuesday, May 24

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Ignorant racists threaten America

If you believe in “white replacement,” you are an ignorant racist. If you think Jews are involved in a conspiracy to create a majority population of Black and Brown people, whom Democrats can control to their advantage, you are deluded and suffer from an inferiority complex.
You fear that the “others” will impose a racial system that will disadvantage whites and favor current minorities, the reverse of past laws and policies.
If you think there are no advantages to diversity and we are a nation rightly belonging to those of White Christian ancestry from northwestern Europe, you probably listen to FOX News and see Carlson and Trump as American heroes.
You are a threat to American values and democracy.
You don’t want to study American history to create a better future by rectifying past injustices.
You want to return to the past when immigrants, gays, women, Blacks and all “others” knew their place and role.
Politicians and television personalities who use fear of “others” to their advantage bear responsibility for the tragedy in Buffalo on May 14 and other mass murders that are sure to follow, as well as the loss of progress toward justice and democracy our country has made.
Anthony J. Santo
Rotterdam

Santabarbara works to find solutions

I want to thank Assemblyman Santabarbara for bringing some much-needed common-sense to the state capitol.
With all that’s going on in our country right now, seeing his bill to remove the state’s gas tax passed is welcome news.
It may not sound like much, but the idea that Santabarbara got a tax cut across the finish line is a step in the right direction for the entire state.
We have certainly been through some tough times, and right now common-sense ideas like this are exactly what we need more of.
It’s comforting to see a representative like Santabarbara thinking outside the box to find solutions that make sense, and he’s one of the few that’s not afraid to vote no on things that don’t make sense, which is more than I can say for the rest.
Sandra Scott
Amsterdam

Don’t panic over stock market woes

For those experiencing their first ride down the rollercoaster (stock market), relax. I am in my 70’s and have ridden the beast for decades. The first few down runs are the worst.
The key is not to overreact. In the very long run, most investors will do well to stay invested in quality stocks.
Stocks with earnings, assets and cash flow have proven to be tremendous wealth builders despite occasional gut wrenching down turns. Average Dow Jones close in 1974 was 759; in 2021 it was 34,055. Think about it –100 bucks became 18,000!
James Pavoldi
Duanesburg

 

 

Grateful for help after fall at school

I fell after voting at Yates School.
I would like to thank the strangers who rushed to help me; from the gentleman who first asked if I needed help to the angel who held my hand until fire and rescue arrived.
It was an unbearable experience made bearable by the compassion and empathy shown to me.
And I am including the excellent care received from the fire department and ambulance crew and Ellis staff.
Thank you all.
Annie Deiber
Schenectady

 

 

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21 Comments

Zachary Parker

You know the lefties are in trouble when they scream racism. Racism is big money and it’s the go to word for Democrats and liberals. A large majority of families in America today are blended families. Watch TV for just an hour and see how many multi racial families are depicted. There has never been less racism in America than there is today, don’t believe the dog whistle from the Democrats. Yes there are racists in America of all colors and ethnicities but they are by far the minority.

Zachary Parker

You can poo poo with jokes but television commercials are microcosms of life in America. They have very smart people that see the make up of families in America and then they throw millions of dollars to get those people to buy their products.

jclark124

Zachary Parker–the “lefties” are not in trouble by calling out the ongoing racism in this country.  It was brought out into the open by the Former racist president.  White supremacy and hate crimes rose dramatically under his administration.  Purdue in GA, just told Stacey Abrams to “go back from where she came from.”  Sound familiar? She’s lived in GA since she was a kid.  Black neighborhoods are targeted for voter suppression–see above. Blacks are still targeted disproportionally than whites. Just because times have improved (Biden has the most diverse administration in history), doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

Ignatious P. Reilly

J Clark, if you want ‘racist president’ you need look no farther than Barry Obama who did more to harm race relations than all other presidents combined X 50. I am sure you voted for him.

Ignatious P. Reilly

I believe they are in trouble anyway as the largest portion of America is actually starting to wake up. I am glad that Biden got elected because now they can’t hide their sick agenda. People are starting to come out of their torpor and finally awake to what is happening. Not on FOX and not on CNN, but the real, naked truth of what leftist government wreaks. I for one hope to see them ALL gone in november. 

jclark124

Spot on, Anthony!  Unfortunately, racism is alive and well in the USA.  Things have gotten better over these decades, but the same tactics of voter suppression continue today as of old. At least 18,000 mail-in ballots (12%) were rejected in TX under a new law.  Some states require making a copy of your ballot and uploading it (which is unavailable or difficult for many instead of just mailing it back).  In our last election alone, some underpriviledged neighborhoods had polling places and drop boxes removed. Why in the great USA would ANYONE have to stand in line for SEVEN hours just to vote?  These tactics are because of fear–fear of the others–fear of the “browning” of America–fear of the loss of white domination.  We must fight back and tear down these obstacles for the sake of our nation.

Zachary Parker

Jclark here we go with voter supression. You and the rest of the democrats that post here said Georgia SB202 was a racist voting bill, Biden said Jim Crowe on steroids. The truth is there is more voter turnout now with the new law and African Americas are very impressed about how easy it is to vote. So your screams of voter suppession like all things democrat were lies. The only voter supreesion was the democrats trying to cheat.

Ignatious P. Reilly

Racisim is alive and well in every country in the world and is practiced by all races. It can’t be fixed. You can legislate and fight the power all you like. You will not change peoples hearts. And I may say, please show me where the ‘browning’ as you put it of America has done anything but cause more tax burden for working people, caused more violence, hatred and crime. Just one single example please. 

So…non-whites cause nothing but mayhem, as you see it.
Good to know.
Just an FYI:
rac·ism/ˈrāˌsizəm/noun: racism
prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.

Ignatious P. Reilly

If Mr. Santos’ letter contains “hate speech” and you PRINTED IT then you have no right whatsoever to delete anyone elses comments for using the same language, Mr. Mahoney. I count 3 separate incidences in Mr. Santos’ letter clearly deriding Whites, Christians and others. Is it OK because he is a lefty? Is that how this comment section operates? 

Mark Mahoney

He’s criticizing racists in his letter, not defending them. And at least he’s not afraid to use his real name to comment. What are you afraid of, a confederacy of dunces?

Ignatious P. Reilly

Incidentally, Mr. Mahoney, I do NOT support racism of any kind. I merely state certain truths, as I see them in the actual real world.

Mark Mahoney

I gotta say, you made me laugh with that. I’m actually reading it now. Great book, and a fascinating story about the author.

Ignatious P. Reilly

Let me try a new one. I love Joe Biden. I think he is the best hand puppet Mr. Obama, who is enjoying his third term,  could ever wish for. Hopefully together they can destroy this horrible racist country. They are doing a good job so far. I praise their efforts. Oh and Mr. Obama is not a racist at all. 

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