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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Letters

Think for yourself

Jan 19, 2021

To the editor:
The day after the insurrection at our Capitol I was back to a place that I was at when Covid -19 began; paralyzed in front of the TV, but this time in a state of complete disbelief.
Hearing the Republicans at the Electoral College vote became frightening. How could they, after seeing what happened, especially after experiencing the hell they went through, vote nay? It's called being brainwashed.
Republicans made statements about how poor Trump was attacked by the Democrats from the first day he came into office. Awe, poor baby! What did Republicans do to Obama when he came into office? Called him a liar in the halls of Congress.
Decided openly, to be against him, to make sure he was a one-term President. Trump's lies started on his first day, about the size of the crowd at the inauguration. And the lies never stopped. And the racism never stopped.
And the hatred grew. And the big lie that Biden's election was fraudulent and that something could be done about it, almost brought the government down.
These are facts - 1. White Supremacists can't stand to see Black/Brown people becoming a population larger than they are. 2. A large number of white people don't even know that they are racist. I actually have friends say when the black football players were taking a knee, that they're making so much money they should just take it and be quiet. Or, how about the person who wrote to this paper and said everyone is born equal when the front page had an article about how horribly black students in one of our school systems were treated. Hello…That's racism. 3. There is a Caste system in this country that has long been denied.
Brainwashing is defined as “Any technique designed to manipulate human thought or action that brings on a loss of contact with reality.”
How to avoid being brainwashed or how to deprogram yourself: 1. Choose your news sources wisely. 2. Read eye-opening, mind-empowering books. 3. Stop conforming.



Pamela Zaitchick
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