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Letters 04-02-2012

- April 2nd, 2012  

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Coe undeserving

I’m deeply ashamed that you’ve decided to give David Allen Coe, whose every other song title refers to the various ways in which he hates black people (n----s, as he calls them) a big promotional slot in the paper. Promoting such a hateful, disgusting human being who is an open and vulgar white supremacist is an act that I will never forget happened in the future year of 2012. I am bitterly shocked, and sad.

Mike Curiel • TC

Sport, not war

While watching the NCAA playoffs on TV a very violent ad appeared many times. It had music and action. It showed weapons and rockets being fired. Jets swooped. Tanks and soldiers moved across an open area.

The message was clear to me – violence is cool. Violence is exhilarating. Violence is like a sport. Violence is how the USA solves conflicts. This ad is paid for by the tax payers and watched by all age groups. The Few, The Proud . . . they do it best. Wave the flag!

I was in the Army, infantry, Vietnam. As I reflect on my experience and observe the continual promotion of violence in this county, it is not surprising to me that weapons are the first choice of some and murder is so pervasive.

It looks so cool. It looks so exhilarating. It is like a sport – until you see the “score” first hand, and smell the results.

I like basketball. I abhor violence – no matter how it’s spun.

Arnold Stieber • Grass Lake, MI

 
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