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
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.
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!
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.
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