Sunday, February 28, 2021

Letters to the editor Feb. 15

| February 15, 2021 12:00 AM

Dems’ selective rage

I’m responding to the letter by Mark Paulson regarding the storming of the U.S. Capitol. He wants to know where the letters are from outraged Republicans expressing our disgust and condemnation. Invitation accepted.

I am outraged, and I condemn the actions taken by a bunch of idiots and criminals that day. But I’m not blind to the fact that the mob wasn’t made up of Trump supporters only. And the “mob” of Trump supporters didn’t murder a policeman. An individual, or maybe a few individuals, are responsible for that. And the “mob” included some who weren’t Trump supporters.

Let me tell you what I’m really upset about: people who have selective rage and a false self-righteousness. Mark, where was your outrage when Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and mostly Biden “mob” supporters were rampaging all summer?

There were far more people killed, far more businesses and lives ruined, and far more atrocities committed by those racist hate groups than by Trump supporters. Your rage and hatred for anyone who doesn’t agree with your illogical, irrational, backward and ungodly viewpoints are evident. Anyone with an IQ of 10 knows that the Democrats have no moral high ground to stand on when it comes to law and order. We’ve had to stand by and watch the FBI, the federal government swampers, Congress, and now the Biden administration break the law and violate the Constitution repeatedly.

I’ll admit that some Republicans are sore losers, but it pales in comparison to the sore winners I see in the Democrat party.

The Democrat party can make me say that 2+2=5, but you can’t make me believe it. You’ll never make me believe the propaganda and lies coming out of the mouths of the ungodly perverts that run this nation, those in government and those in the technology sector (including the supposed news people).

—Doug Adams, Whitefish

Calling out lies

I’ve subscribed to the Inter Lake for many years. While I might not agree, I enjoy reading the letters to the editor as they provide the diversity of opinions and perspectives prevalent here in the Flathead.

Of late, however, I’ve felt as though I’m living in a different reality from some of my friends and neighbors. Crazy conspiracy theories and downright lies, perpetuated through social media, have hijacked the mind and the very soul of far too many of our citizens for far too long.

Never before have I named anyone in my occasional letters to the editor. However, my jaw dropped when I read Cynthia Granmo’s letter of Jan. 28, “America’s cultural revolution.” I believe those who love their country and value truth have the responsibility to call out lies when they see them. Therefore, I challenge Ms. Granmo to provide a factual source for the following statements:

“Democrats have called for reeducation camps ... removal of children from conservative parents for deprogramming ... conservatives stripped of their civil rights, removed from their jobs, denied access to services and their passports revoked . . beaten into submission and erased from public discourse.”

Ms. Granmo then speculates that they (conservatives) “will be stripped of their assets in retribution for their refusal to bend the knee.” Believe me: This is nothing but foolish, yet dangerous crazy talk! The writer concludes: “Regardless on which side of the political spectrum you sit, this should scare the hell out of you. We must all stand together and vehemently denounce this madness.”

It is you, Ms. Granmo (and others equally delusional) who scare the hell out me; and, to use your own words, I “vehemently denounce this madness.” Words do matter. As outrageous and ignorant as your words might be, they cannot be allowed to go unchallenged.

—Darlene Frahm. Columbia Falls