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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 03:44 PM

Schwab: When forecasting apocalypse, follow the logic

From a recent letter to the editor: “… Biden and his cabal of leftists are crushing American energy with their America Last policies, focusing on climate change, proposing massive new taxes, and denying we are in a recession.”

From another: “This country is better and deserves better than people like Schwab who really do nothing more than sling insults aimed at degrading and discounting large groups of people simply because they have a different view.”

Apocalyptic times call for apocalyptic writing; mine, too. I wonder, though, how Writer No. 2 would characterize No. 1. He also implied, if cheek-tongued, that my opinions make me a domestic terrorist. When it comes to hyperbole, it seems, we’re in it together. It’s nice, as Americans, to share.

Except that in the latter case, the writer, whose Facebook page contains warnings by fact-checkers that his posts are false, misstates and repeats a claim about calling decent conservative citizens “domestic terrorists” because they disagree with “liberal” positions. That assertion, we don’t share. Characterizations of domestic terrorism have been applied by proper definition; such as to Proud Boys who invaded the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and to citizens screaming their way into school board meetings, aflame with the false notion that Critical Race Theory is being taught, and/or overblown LGBTQ lies, threatening violence to board members, their families and homes. It’s not about disagreement, No. 2: it’s about violence, real or threatened. Disagreement is good for democracies. Tell that to Donald Trump.


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