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Letters, July 2

Anti-fascism

Webster’s encyclopedic unabridged dictionary of the English language defines fascism as a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing the opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc. And emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism. AKA, The Trump wannabe manifesto.

What is the first thing a fascist has to do to gain power? Answer: get rid of the anti-fascist Americans by blaming them for everything the fascists wannabes are doing. Like Hitler and the Nazis did, along with Donald Trump and A.G. Bully Barr.

Let me be clear, I’m not a member of Antifa, I don’t know one person in Antifa. I’m not a communist, a Maoist or anarchist, I’m just an American with a memory of hundreds of thousands of Americans who lost their lives to fascism.

All Americans that love our constitutional freedoms are anti-fascist by definition. I’m looking at the definition of fascism and wonder what’s to like for an American who loves freedom?

I can’t imagine our nation’s freedoms being dictated by jack-booted fascists wannabes, neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Can you? Freedom beware! The fascists are coming for your freedom. Hopefully, American anti-fascists will prevail.

Steve Armantrout

Phoenix

Trump cannot save you

A recent letter to the editor blamed the liberal leaders about the Black Lives Matters protests saying “... These “leaders” are so unhinged that they let mayhem rule, rather than protecting their citizens.” The letter further goes on to state that Trump should be allowed to send the National Guard.

Trump cannot save his supporters from this movement. Trump has brought the racists out into the open with his racist diatribe. Calling the protesters “ The unhinged left-wing mob,” describing the coronavirus as “kung flu” and calling Mexicans “rapists” has created the perfect storm. Trump is a dinosaur who does not understand that diversity has already happened.

The movement to end oppression, micro- and macro-aggression, against Black Americans and other different races is here to stay. Our American culture has suffered long enough by allowing the police to profile and kill those of color. Not to mention the incarceration rate. Defunding the police is a euphemism for reform.

It is unimaginable what people of color have been through, and we need to listen and learn from them on what to do next.

Nothing is going to stop the Black Lives Matter Movement. It’s time has come. Hurrah!

K. Lambie

Medford

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