July 11 Letters to the Editor, Part 3: Opinions of Our Readers | Notice
For decades I have complained about the city’s parks and recreation and foresters killing our trees.
Like the city, the Lewiston Tribune blew me away.
Here is yet another letter, not like it would make a difference. But I have already sent a letter to the college about their trees, I have complained for years to John Bradbury, and I am preparing another letter to the school district.
Lewiston Town Breaks New Record. It normally kills tens of thousands of dollars worth of trees each year due to winter sunstroke, a tradition that dates back decades. Many, if not most, of the trees donated to the city in remembrance of loved ones that have survived are badly damaged.
This year, the city adds to that total. With the extreme heat and drought conditions, the city will likely lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in trees in its care. Homeowners and owners in the valley will likely exceed this total, as thousands of trees and shrubs already exhibit extreme heat stress.
A few dollars saved by not watering will result in the loss of hundreds of dollars in trees.
In her book “The Lacuna”, author Barbara Kingsolver points out how the United States chose to support the Communist butcher assassin Joseph Stalin rather than the commoner, Leon Trotsky. …
At one point in the book, the main protagonist, Harrison Shepherd, discusses censorship in the United States just after the end of World War II with his secretary, Violet Brown. A global traveling exhibition of American artists has just been canceled by a special session of Congress.
The works of art depicting cemeteries and apartment buildings angered senators.
“Why do you think it’s like this?” Harrison asks Violet.
She replies: “Congress must keep up appearances. The paintings went around the world. We couldn’t let the world know that America has racial strife and apartment houses. “
“How can it be anti-American to paint a picture of sadness? Harrison asks.
“If you’re standing in the dung heap, it’s someone’s job to mention the stench,” Violet says. “These members of Congress are saying we have to call it a buttercup meadow instead of a cesspool.”
To which Harrison asks, “Where is the harm?”
“The harm,” said Violet, “is that no one will come out of the heap. They will stay where they are, up to their eyes in the dung, trying to outdo themselves by noticing the beauty of buttercups.
A perfect picture of today’s Nazi GOPer fascists, waddling sleepily in the manure-filled cesspools of Trumplandia, reveling in the endless fields of beautiful buttercups with their sweet, fragrant heavenly scent.
I’ll use the title of one of the Opinion page commentator’s articles in the June 27 Lewiston Tribune, but I change one word: “History should teach every generation the horrors of fascism.”
Definition of fascism: a political philosophy, movement or regime which exalts the nation and often the race above the individual and which represents a centralized autocratic government led by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation and suppression forced opposition (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).
According to the article mentioned above, Adolf Hitler joined the Socialist Party, but he quickly became a fascist. Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany and Benito Mussolini was the leader of fascist Italy.
These two men were dictators and were the worst of the worst. They will be forever remembered as two of the most cruel and inhuman dictators in the history of the world.
Former President Donald Trump is a fascist. If given the opportunity to be a dictator, he has the potential to make Hitler and Mussolini look like altar boys.
How are you, the supporters of Trump, explaining to your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren why you supported Trump as he tried to destroy our democracy?
How will you explain to them why you supported a narcissist who is so cruel and indifferent to other human beings?
How are you going to answer their questions?
Regarding the advertisement on the last page of July 1 Inland 360: The advertisement shows the Statue of Liberty holding a bong.
Wow. What a shame for an American icon.
I don’t care if someone uses marijuana, whether for recreational or medicinal purposes. But I am against this total disregard for our American heritage. Would it be okay for Coors or Budweiser to run an ad showing Chef Joseph on his horse Appaloosa holding a can of beer? No, the Lewiston Tribune wouldn’t think of printing an ad of this nature.
So why did the Lewiston Tribune lean so low that it disrespected an American icon, the Statue of Liberty?
Shame on the Sativa Sisters for thinking this is okay. Maybe they thought it would go unnoticed.
And in closing, shame on you Lewiston Tribune for even considering printing this ad.