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Letters to the Editor: May 01-14-21
Sunday, 02 May 2021 13:34

Chauvin faced ‘exigent circumstances’

Exigent circumstances,” is a phrase used in TV police dramas to enter a building – “we heard a woman screaming.”

Wikipedia – “An emergency situation requiring swift action to prevent imminent danger to life or serious damage to property.”

So did exigent circumstances exist with the Chauvin arrest, trial, jury and verdict? Absolutely! There was a rush to so-called justice simply because of a white-on-black narrative and because Chauvin was a police officer.

With black-on-black, black-on-white, or white-on-white altercations usually there isn’t a rush to justice, but when it is white-on-black, fueled by racists, media and politicians, it does exist.

Soon after Chauvin’s verdict, Kamala Harris stated, “A measure of justice isn’t the same as equal justice.”  Although Harris did not say what “equal justice” is, she alluded to Chauvin’s verdict as “. . . racial injustice. It’s not just a black America problem or a people of color problem.”

For true justice, we must stop playing the race card. The media and politicians need to stay out of the court’s business until after the trial. Before going to trial, Chauvin was already convicted. He was thrown under the bus by the media, politicians and those who stir up trouble and hate.

PHIL RASMUSSEN
Hendersonville


Appreciation expressed for Trump, Cawthorne

A few things I appreciate about the prior administration are:

• In building the wall to protect U.S.

• Opening the pipeline to Canada and making us energy-sufficient.

• Reducing my taxes.

• Helping to reform the justice system.

Also, I’d like to mention Madison Cawthorn (R-Hendersonville), my representative who I appreciate so much for his courage to stand up for what is right and fair and constitutional.

ANNA KORNMAYER
Columbus, N .C.
 


‘ORANGEFACE’ poem equates Trump with evil

Former social media influencer Don Trump 
Was a wannabe Godfather in orangeface,
Moron Mafia Don is a dishonest disgrace!
Why did these chumps vote for Don Trump?
Do Rapepublicans prefer lies over the truth?
Or are your tax cuts for the rich your excuse?
We all saw how you applauded his bigotry.
Had kids in cages & neo-Nazis he enrages.
His attack against the line of succession!
And neo-Confederate calls for secession.
“Same as it ever was”, sang David Byrne.
“Same as it ever was.” Richard Nixon...
“Same as it ever was.” Ronald Reagan...
“Same as it ever was.” George Bush....
Whatever Fox News talking heads may say,
You know they’re total racists, 100% KKK!!!!
We have the evidence, the proof & receipts,
Your whacked words are taped for all to see!
Take your imaginary “Jewish space laser” 
And aim it at moron Marjorie Taylor Greene,
Because no one cares what crackpots say.
Biden is president now. It’s a brand new day.
Donald Trump is done, son. Trump is a fool!
And Don Jr. is a complete cocaine fiend, too. 

JAKE PICKERING
Arcata, Calif.   


A false global warming narrative will kill millions 

According to proponents of “climate change,” also called “global warming,” in nine years this world will face a tremendous crisis because of the world getting hotter.

However, well-known and reputable scientist John Casey has presented facts which indicate this Earth is actually getting cooler. His research has “now been corroborated by 17 independent scientific individuals and organizations.”

The facts put forward proves that “global warming” is “a $22 billion scam.” That is the amount “our government spends financing global warming initiatives” each year.

Now the fear that man has caused the Earth to warm up should be considered nothing but fiction. Since 1998, the temperature has been declining, not rising.

By His Word, God created this Earth and it will be His Word that will make it disappear. That will happen after Jesus has ruled this Earth a thousand years.

But the danger to America, and the world, is the present mindset that global warming does exist, and that we have to eliminate the use of fossil fuels. Doing so would create a catastrophic event which would cause millions of American lives, and billions of lives worldwide.

Little do they know that “it was discovered that a mere 1 percent of scientists believe” that “human activity is causing change.”

America, and this world, owes a lot to the invention of the internal combustion engine, and to the fuels, which makes the 25 million highway transportation vehicles in the United States function — plus millions of farm tractors and other equipment, which use fuel to function.

Any interference in the present system would cause an un-imaginable interruption, which would undoubtably cost precious human lives, because we are totally dependent on them.

The crazy folks who think of themselves as being progressives are, in fact ,just the opposite. Their ideas will destroy our country, just the way they are doing right now.

Their ungodliness will eventually bring destruction upon America and the world. Possibly very soon, God is going to say enough is enough, or whatever words He chooses to use. He is the one who said He will bring judgment upon Man for their disobedience.

MANUEL YBARRA JR.
Coalgate, Okla.  



A new world vision vs. a new world order

With all the upheaval and rapid change that is impacting society today people are living in an almost perpetual state of fear.

The media has done much to exacerbate this fear without taking the time to examine the true implications of what is really going on. 

What we need is a new vision of the world that can give us comfort today and hope for tomorrow.

This will not happen by just sitting idly by and expecting things to get better. We need to collectively change our mindset, which will take courage and imagination.

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
— John Lennon

It is clear to me that the first step we must take in embracing a new vision of life is to end social distancing, masking and the other draconian measures that are being imposed on us by a rogue state aimed at separating us from each other and from contact with the world. The most important prerequisite for a new vision of life is to fully embrace our fellow man without fear or reservation. We need to remove our masks of obedience and kiss the world. I regret that I have but one mask to remove for my country! 

One genuine fear that I have beyond the pandemic hype is of a creeping totalitarianism which is threatening to unleash a tsunami of authoritarian measures across the globe in the name of medical safety and, for the most part, the world seems to be accepting these self-imposed measures. Even in America of all places WE THE SHEEPLE seem to be following the new authoritarian script without question in a bizarre form of societal self-immolation. We have become the wardens of our own insanity.

Today we are witnessing a plethora of schemes to integrate the nations of the world under the auspices of some kind of global authority. The powerful executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, is talking about a “Great Reset.” This reset would involve more top down control of the “global commons” as he calls it. This implies more control of the world population and the states that they belong to. Professor Schwab has said:

“It is true that in the post-pandemic era, personal health and well-being will become a much greater priority for society, which is why the genie of tech surveillance will not be put back into the bottle. But it is for those who govern and each of us personally to control and harness the benefits of technology without sacrificing our individual and collective values and freedoms.”

This statement alone bears the seed of its own logical fallacy. Once the genie of tech surveillance is let out of the bottle, how can you control and harness it without affecting individual values and freedoms? It implies greater infringement on our right to privacy. In the very recent past one’s medical information was considered sacrosanct. There are very good reasons for this and they should be self-evident. The new high frontier of the totalitarian state is the colonization of our bodies. Make no mistake this is what the transhuman agenda is all about. The rich and powerful don’t require what they have to live for is the egocentric power of more control over the human race.

What is clear is that we cannot go back to the way things were pre-pandemic for that is how we got here in the first place. What we need is a radical departure from the way things used to be and that does not mean more outside authority or more concentration of power. Decentralization of power should be the bedrock of a new way to live. It is our obedience to authority and our almost holy worship of “experts” that has gotten us into this mess. Our society is dying a thousand deaths by unquestioned faith in “expertism.”

What we need in the world today is not a “New World Order” or a “Great Reset.” What we need is a new world vision. A vision that returns power to the individual at the local level. We need to decentralize government control and encourage independent off the grid living based on local self-reliance allowing people to learn how to fend for themselves.
 
WE THE PEOPLE do not need the intervention of government anymore. It seems that some people believe that human virtue must be imposed from outside from the church or the state. I believe that human virtue comes from the individual when given the freedom to act on his own best instincts. Human virtue is inborn.

Lest you believe that this is an impossible form of utopianism, let me point out that it is being practiced around the world in tens of thousands of intentional communities that are founded upon new, more enlightened living arrangements where people are learning to grow their own food, produce their own power and recycle their own waste.

Many of these innovative communities have been founded on the notion that cooperation with nature and with each other is better than a society based on competition for money and resources. In this world view, the universe is not a harsh and unloving machine, but rather a living entity inviting us to join with her in a communion of joy in being. These communities are the seeds of a new dawn for civilization.

For those who are interested and want to learn more you can visit the Foundation for intentional Community at: https://www.ic.org/

DAVE EVANS
Arden               
 



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