A year of living dangerously


To the editor:

We are presently in difficult and turbulent times as concerns the economy, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and social unrest sparked by the vicious murder of George Floyd. Despite the quick actions of local/state/federal government to address this crime and its perpetrators, this nationally televised murder has sparked a serious debate about policing as concerns minority areas and populations.

Unfortunately, it appears that fringe extremist groups will always use any calamity to their advantage in order to articulate loathsome suppositions, generalities against our society, law enforcement officials, and criminal justice system.

Certainly, we must address the legitimate concerns articulated by local politicians, business leaders, community activists and clergy by forming governmental organizations that can directly address and resolve these problems. And without a doubt, there is a way to hold our police accountable for the criminal actions of a few individuals that can be enforced by local circuit courts without the need to discredit, disband and defund our entire police departments.

Leftist ideologues who promote such thinking are at best illogical, and at worse, visceral in their attack upon our police.

But in fact, there are now several radical groups that we are now in open conflict with. These dogmatists are overtly anti-American and want to violently overthrow our government and impose a totalitarian one on us. This loose confederation of violent insurgents entwined with local opportunist criminals is responsible for all of the violence, looting, vandalism and arson that have destroyed thousands of small businesses throughout our country.

They must be tracked down, arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. State and federal law enforcement agencies should also be investigating the sources of their funding. Isn’t the physical damage inflicted upon cities like New York exactly like that done by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001 — minus the casualties?

Is there really such a big demarcation between foreign-based and domestic terrorism? From there it’s but a small jump to individual assignations, terrorism like we witnessed during the height of the Ku Klux Klan.

And then finally into total chaos — racial, religious and ethnic warfare like occurred during the Bosnian war.

In closing we must never forget the brilliant quote of Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” I would add women to that phrase.

The time has come for good people to stand up, be brave, confront those fanatical trailer, ghetto trash street thugs, and defeat their more powerful covert financiers.

Lou Deholczer

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Lou Deholczer,