LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Let Dems keep ranting

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To the editor:

In the past few editions of The Riverdale Press, Jennifer Scarlott of a “loony leftist” organization called North Bronx Racial Justice Coalition, has ranted about destroying statues and plaques honoring the achievements of our white, European heritage.

I challenge her and those that agree with her to compare their achievements and contributions to society to those of indigenous people. I, as a son of European ancestors, am very proud of my heritage. Our contributions to the works in the arts, sciences, music, medicine, sports, and yes, exploration, have changed the world for the better.

Can indigenous people compete with that? I doubt it.

Elections in 2018 are fast approaching. I sincerely hope that all the leftist, socialist Democrats like Ms. Scarlott campaign on tearing down our country’s European Heritage. Stay angry because Donald Trump is our president.

Gov. Cuomo, a potential candidate for the Democrats, should tell us where he stands on this issue before Columbus Day. Or will he forego his heritage and genuflect to the loony leftists?

Most Italian-Americans like myself are waiting, Mr. Governor.

Dennis Donofrio 

Dennis Donofrio

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TruthTeller

While I would never disparage the culture of the Indian tribes here in the US or South America, I agree 100% with the general gist of what this author says. Leftists are now labeling anybody who disagrees with them a "Nazi" or a "Facist," and it's doing a lot of damage to the credibility of the left. If those on the left wish to remain in any way relevant they should realize that identity politics is a losing game and they should get with the winning message of economic populism and ending the wars.

I am a Trump voter, but I am not going over the cliff with him. I am extremely dissapointed that he has completely betrayed his core campaign promises and has become a globalist. This is not a good development because in reality, the vast majority of his base voted for him because of these issues, despite the constant bleating from the left that we're all actually secret klan members who are "deplorable." Where do we go from here? We are not going away, and we will gladly vote for anyone, right or left, who will actualize these wishes of ours. If leftists were smart they would capitalize on this schism taking place in the conservative movement and try to build bridges......

But instead, as the author rightly points out, libtards like Scarlott and her ilk keep on complaining about white men. Not a winning platform Scarlott, and I'm very glad to see that other people agree with me on this.

Friday, September 15
TruthTeller

Here's an article about how Trump voters are abandoning him, and it's from Breitbart so you can't say it's a left-wing rag. This is happening all over, and like I said above, this is a perfect opportunity for the left and right to join forces. But not if people like Scarlott and her ilk keep up with the identity politics.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/14/trump-voters-throw-maga-hats-twitter-bonfire/

Friday, September 15
TruthTeller

And another example.

https://www.prisonplanet.com/ann-coulter-im-on-the-trump-train-trump-is-off-the-trump-train.html

Friday, September 15
John Nimby

Last Thanksgiving one of the Nimby grandkids at college told us that Columbus kidnapped little children and sold them to the European Heritage for use as sex slaves. Mrs. Nimby told her to hush and eat the "vegeatarian" stuffing Mrs. Nimby had to make special for her, but I made a mental note. Sex trafficking children is bad for property values. I always got along fine with the Italains but maybe they should pick a different person for their parade or at least move it out to Long Island.

| Friday, September 15
TruthTeller

Ah, Jennifer Scarlott is trying to hide behind the John Nimby moniker.

Friday, September 15
John Nimby

Manny I have no doubt that my aforementoned granddaughter would get on well with this Jennifer Scarlet and George Soros and the rest of who you call "globalists," but I never met her. I'm an average Riverdaler who wants the neighborhood preserved exactly the same way it was back when it was called SHORACKAPPOCK, except with asphalt and parking added for combustible private automobiles instead of footpaths. This Columbus was a pretty bad hombre as the president likes to say.

| Friday, September 15
Know Your History

I suggest you read American and world history. Besides Columbus "accidentally discovering" the western hemisphere. Italians are not instrumental in what we consider the United States. Italians began their diaspora to American in the 1890's, long after the United States was founded and the Civil War was over. Apparently, Italians had to migrate everywhere there were any advancements since your native country was not doing too well in providing jobs. And Italians were not treated kindly in the U.S. being that the VAST majority of you were not educated or skilled.

The only thing Italians are really known to contribute to the U.S. is the mafia.

Your statement that non-Europeans did not contribute to any advancement in the world shows your ignorance. These societies being disrupted by the diseases and destruction that Europeans brought. And many of the contributions and inventions were co-opted by Europeans, without any compensation or acknowledgment.

One thing I can say about us Dems is that we are educated.

Sunday, September 17