"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance:
Sometimes I can barely stand to read “Letters to the Editor” in our local paper. The antagonizing remarks and lack of any reasoned responses often bring out the worst in me. In Sunday’s paper (May 26, 2013), one woman’s contribution began with this blast:
“The Republicans are finally doing what they do best, keeping their promise to bring down the first black president of the United States. They’ve threatened this action since 2008 and now they are going at it full force. In their constant weakening of this country by affecting monies for education and monies shoring up our infrastructure, Republicans are affecting jobs… …if the Obama haters in Washington did fund the above programs, there would be a spurt of growth in this country as never seen since the ’60s…”
I’m irritated just re-typing it.
There are so many things wrong with her statement, it’s difficult to know where to begin:
The bold by-line over this woman’s letter said, “How to spread hatred and fear”; she is an excellent example of how to do just that.