Opinion

Political right residing in Emerald City

To the editor:

Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” had it right: “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Two politically right leaning opinions in the same week: must be collusion.

First, let’s address Mr. Crean’s “Separation: right of wrong” article. It appears Mr Crean sees no “right or wrong” in separating children from their mothers because keeping them together would also cause them irreparable harm, at least that’s the way I read it.

Moral and ethical values: yes, some of us still do have them. On a moral level, separation of screaming and crying children from their mothers who are seeking asylum and then placing them in dog kennels, is morally offensive; it is simply wrong. There is no black and white here – if you are of the human species, this behavior is called callous and inhumane. Note that a wolf cares not one wit whether he kills the mother or her offspring and eats them; but then again, wolves are not human.

Next, Mr. Ouellette’s “Rethinking the trade summit” letter: When all else fails, use Hillary and Obama. What I mean is, when you have no arguments to refute factual reality, use the tried and true right wing shibboleths — it’s those dang liberals Hillary and Obama.

Well Mr. Ouellette, there are such things as facts — the sun rises in the East and plants need water and light to grow.

But there also are such things as lies and untruths, such as the world is flat; the sun revolves around the Earth; the Caucasian white race is superior to all other human races.

But let’s get back to the president. Yes, Mr. Ouellette, services are considered part of international trade and they are counted as part of the total trade between countries. Trump certainly knew this. In fact, he was told that there was a surplus in trade between Canada and the United States, but he chose to say the U.S. had a trade deficit with Canada in order to attack Canada and Justin Trudeau, all because it sounded, well, a lot better than admitting that the United States had surplus trade with Canada.

A lie is when you know that something is true but use the opposite to make a point, distort reality, or just plainly try to deceive.

Trump knew this was deceptive but stated it anyway, on numerous occasions.

The political right and Trump supporters are now residing in Oz’s Emerald City, fantasyland, with Dorothy and Toto.

James P. Chasse
St. Agatha

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