Letter Have we forgotten the reasons behind World War II? – Petoskey News-Review

Have we forgotten the reasons behind World War II?


I read with interest the recent article proudly proclaiming that Petoskey is now considered one of the safest towns in Michigan, even as I watched on TV surreal scenes of street violence from last weekend’s events in Virginia, followed by our president’s multiple attempts to responsibly comment regarding the same. His failure to do anything more than suggest false moral equivalencies between vilely chanting, torch-bearing white supremacists (“who at least had a permit … and just wanted to save a statue”), and those he condemned as “very violent alt-left” demonstrators who opposed the openly-fascist haters, should be cause for great concern among all citizens of our shared Union.

Was World War II so long ago that too many of us cannot now remember (or never learned) the good reasons for why we went to war? Some who in blind pursuit of conservative agendas held their noses while voting for the greatly flawed Mr. Trump in last year’s election, did so with full knowledge of his erratic views and behavior. Now, however, we’re seeing that his latent, thinly veiled racism can be dangerous by spreading hatred across our beloved land. I, for one, but not alone, can state unequivocally that I’d rather live in a place that is not only “safe,” but which rejects such racism in favor of equality and justice for ALL people.

Thank you for considering my views.

Frank W. Hawthorne


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