Letters to the Editor

Says belief in self trumps crusades

Along with the presidential election cycle, what I believe to be bogus crusades such as the war on women, income inequality, “institutionalized” racism and my favorite: man-made global warming are heating up.

If everyone (many are young adults) who had ever joined a movement, cause or crusade had analyzed the group’s purpose in advance, I believe most crusades would have disappeared for lack of support. In my opinion, individuals with real-world experience will think twice before wasting time and energy on a cause just because others happen to believe it worthy.

Preceding the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia the leaders proclaimed that communism would free the masses while the masses had no idea that the freedom promised by the Bolshevik leaders would become, I believe, slavery.

Alvin Toffler, who wrote “Future Shock” and “The Third Wave” was a Marxist in his late teens and early 20s said that later in life “I soon learned that my ‘answers’ were partial, one-sided, and obsolete.”

It’s my opinion that most people join a crusade just to conform, to have companionship with “like-minded” people or satisfy their egos.

Finally. I believe many join a crusade because they are frustrated with their own lives and are taking the easy way out in order to avoid real solutions to their problems.

If you want to become a true believer, learn to believe in yourself.

Wayne Farber