Letters to the Editor

Better to be a silent fool, not a loud one

The right wing writers continue to verbally assault Gene Robke. Mr. Robke is one of the few writers who present documented facts in his arguments, not just gut level inclinations and economic and governmental assumptions.

They display the characteristics I was warned of as a child. What did they take in high school or college? Old truths flood forth to remind me how insightful they are. “It’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

They ignore the history that plays out before us every day. They rely on their knowledge that was true when they were young rather than what is true now in everything from racial relations to the price of food.

If our current president achieved only 50 percent of his stated goals, which fly into the face of economic reality prevalent today; if healthcare is denied and Medicaid reduced; if generations of men and their families are denied living financial help and higher education is denied because of governmental corruption, we will see violence, increased use of drugs and more felonies of all types as was the case in the French Revolution or Russian Revolution that even the Army cannot control.

Joseph Reichert, Belleville

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