Letter: Honesty of spirit

To the Editor:

In last week’s Democratic View Alex Harris talks about the recent Stand Up to Hate event in Ballard Park where RHS students and local clergy convened in opposition to anti-Semitic, racist and other hateful incidents that have occurred in Ridgefield.  

He makes three points: These incidents appear to be accelerating since 2016, we don’t know if these were exclusively or even predominantly done by kids, and “History shows that an acceleration in hate incidents often precedes atrocity; The Trump Administrations cruel policy of separating immigrant children from parents may be an unfolding manifestation of such phenomenon.”  

So … the majority of the graffiti is swastikas, these incidents have been increasing since 2016 (the year of the presidential election with Donald Trump running for that spot), the implication is that “kids” couldn’t be responsible for this much hate, it must be nefarious adults (probably Republicans, better yet conservative Republicans), and that Trump’s immigration policies will be responsible for rampant atrocities (what else do we associate with that word?). If we connect the dots, we can see that Donald Trump and his administration are Nazis — nice try, Mr. Harris, but too clever by half.

Kathy Griffin holding a severed head which resembles Mr. Trump’s in effigy. Samantha Bee calling Ivanka Trump a feckless [explexitive]. Peter Fonda advocating kidnapping Baron Trump and putting him in a cage with pedophiles to see if his mother would stand up against the giant [explexitive] she is married to. Michelle Wolf’s obscene “jokes” at the White House Correspondents Dinner.  

This unhinged, vulgar, vicious behavior is all from liberal Democrats. Maybe you should try to clean up the hate in your own house, Mr. Harris, before you start trying to preach about it to other people.

Sean Archambault

Ramapoo Road, June 25