Willful Ignorance

Dear Editor,

You continue to refer to the tragic murders in Greensboro in November 1979 as a “shootout.”  This is wrong factually and follows a pattern of denial, willful ignorance and racism that has been holding Greensboro back for decades.

You ignore the historical facts established in federal court and by the evidence gathered in Truth and Reconciliation process that took place in the 2000s.  It was not a shootout.  It was murder.  The event was captured by multiple television crews, so the fact that these were premeditated killings was obvious to anyone who cared to look.  It took a while, but the Greensboro police were found liable with members of the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazi Party of murder.  No police department sworn to protect the peace could possible have a blacker mark against it.  To continue to tell the lie of a shootout 40 years later is hateful and pernicious.

Stick with your alternative facts, but the truth will be known.

Gary Kenton


Editor’s Note: The Klan and Nazi shooters were tried in both state and federal court, and both times they were found not guilty. The investigation revealed that a member of the Communist Workers Party (CWP) most likely fired the first shot and that almost exactly the same number of shots were fired by members of the CWP and by Klan and Nazi members.



In Science We Trust

Dear Editor,

Our country leads the world in scientific research and discovery.  Science has brought us electricity, radio, television and the internet. It has wiped out dreadful diseases and taken us to the moon.  Americans have always accepted scientific truth, and we have profited by doing so.

Science now warns us that climate change is caused because carbon dioxide is being released into the air in excessive amounts, causing chemical changes in the atmosphere.  These chemical changes create a sort of insulation around the planet and prevent heat from escaping into outer space. This is science.  We should trust it as we have in the past. The most intelligent minds on Earth are sounding the alarm. Belief or disbelief does not alter scientific facts.  They are what they are.  We must act.

Maureen Parker



Who Speaks for Whom?

Dear Editor,

I recently read a news article about students in a Des Moines, Iowa, school being chastised because they wore American-themed clothing to a basketball game against a rival. The stated reason was that the other school “features a diverse student body and players from refugee families.”

Excuse me? These people were offended by Americans wearing American colors in an American school in America? Have we really reached this point?

I’m about to send social justice whiners, liberals and the PC police into apoplectic fits. Here goes: This is America. We are Americans (and proud to be). This is our country. You asked to come here. You wanted to be here. We allowed you in here. If our displays of patriotism and love of country offend you then thank you for playing, we have some lovely parting gifts for you. If you don’t want to be part of this great country, no problem.  The exits are clearly marked.

Adding insult to this was a letter the student council leadership of the school wrote to the other school afterwards: “It has been brought to our attention that the decision by the Valley High School student section to wear U.S.A. apparel at our game last night was offensive to members of your community and fan base. We are deeply sorry if we have offended anyone in any way.” I encourage members of the student body to write letters of their own to the other school and the council leadership saying they have nothing to apologize for and that the council leadership does not speak for them.

That is another step we as free-thinking, independent Americans need to start doing.  The next time some mouthpiece claims to be speaking for you and it’s something you don’t agree with, publicly speak out stating your opinion and pointing out that they don’t speak for you. By not speaking out, you empower these clowns and add to their sense of self-importance.

Individualism and independent thinking and actions are what made and continue to make this country great. Conservatives are not sheeple. We are the bulwark that stands against the waves of whiners and snowflakes who want to make this country a third world dump that would become a shadow of what it used to be before they “made it better.”  We need to start bringing a gun to the knife fight.

Go Galt and save the republic.

Alan Marshall