Writer can’t see what’s going on | LETTER TO THE EDITOR
December 10, 2011 · 10:42 AM
To the editor:
There were a couple of recent letters printed in the paper that beg for a response. The first was from Jon Berg denigrating “democracy” and “the doctrine of collectivism, now in its death throes.” I can only assume that he learned to read and write in a “collective” known as a “public school.” The letter is almost reasonable, with quotes and all, but I would suggest a more varied reading list may be in order for Mr. Berg, if he can pry himself away from Fox News. Fox is not news, Mr. Berg; it is propaganda.
Maybe in his work life he was able to take advantage of collective bargaining by unions for a more livable wage and humane treatment by employers. Maybe he has utilized a collective of doctors called a hospital to help a friend or relative in need of such an evil collective.
Words have real import and meaning and one can only hope to grasp their full meaning with honest discourse within the collective of word users.
Then there is Mr. See who writes, “I still don’t have a firm grasp on exactly what these occupiers are trying to achieve.” Yet you refer to these people as “loons.”
I think your self assessment of “I don’t have a firm grasp,” says it all. You say you are in the 99 percent, yet don’t know what they are all about when you criticize them.
I did laugh out loud at the irony of a letter by someone who confesses to be blind to what is going on in America right before his very eyes, written with conviction, by someone with the last name of See.