Falling apart
Jan 17, 2018 | 832 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

President Donald Trump’s racism has been documented throughout his life. Fred Trump’s discriminatory housing practices impacted Donald, formalizing his racial hatred. Donald’s adoration of his father set in stone the man of today.

Yet, as an American who has lived through the years of the civil rights movement, witnessing dog attacks on marchers, baton-wielding police, the murder of innocent children and the assassinations of leaders, I admit the current status of the nation is utterly depressing.

Recent local political campaigns were based upon two conflicting cities. The Big Apple truly is divided by wealth and opportunities. America as a whole, though, had been a people dedicated to the nation and patriotism based upon our founding principles.

Though the causes may be debated the unfortunate result is a schism of our citizens into fortresses of distrust and outright hatred. The divide is so wide that reaching an understanding of the others basic beliefs defies comprehension.

America held together by the blood of the Civil War is being torn apart by political wars instituted for personal gain without consideration for the cancer it has caused.

The American Thread is more than frayed. We are two different nations each claiming with moral certitude positions that reject listening to an opposing point of view.

This dynamic is abhorrent and will cost lives. More, this reality may truly signify the inevitable decline of the nation.


Ed Horn

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