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Blatant Intolerance


Dear Rick,

Reading the June 21 issue of The Independent brings to mind the word "schizophrenia."

On the one hand we have Jerry with spot on comments of the nice people currently residing in Guantanamo who would not hesitate to wipe us out if given half a chance and how badly we are treating the poor dears.

On the other, we have a humorless editor spewing the current politically correct line that everything is Bush's fault and that America is the most hated country in the world and that we invaded innocent countries that meant us no harm.

Never mind the fact that Afghanistan was the training ground of terrorists aimed at us and Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. (See the latest info about Iraq and artillery shells with nerve gas.) As far as the most hated country on earth, me thinks it is strange that if that were the case why are so many people desperately trying to come here?

And is it necessary for a serious editor to immediately accuse someone he disagrees with to be a "a bigot with racial hatred inbred to people of different colors or creed" as Rick did in answer to a letter written by Mr. Joyce.

Let's have a bit more humor (Jerry) and less blatant intolerance (Rick).



Editor's Note: Rick didn't call the letter writer a bigot because he disagreed with him; he called the letter writer a bigot because he made tasteless, bigoted remarks and ethnic slurs in his letter.

I.V. DE CHELLIS
June 27, 2006

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