Letters to the Editor

Political correctness may stymie socialism

It is always ironic when one is hoisted upon his own spear. Two of the tenets of ideological socialism are that redistribution of your wealth be required, and that all opposition be suppressed by state power. I realize that modern socialists like Bernie Sanders believe such redistribution and suppression are for our own good, and that he is of course motivated purely by altruism.

My congratulations to the “Black Lives Matter” protesters in Seattle who demonstrated firsthand how I believe Bernie Sanders’ philosophy of economics and politics ends. Nazi Germany was named the National Socialist Workers Party for a reason. The Soviet Union raised its tyranny upon the backs of the masses or “proletariat.” I believe the tyrants of socialism seek to impose their will on us, but may find themselves blocked by the tyrants of political correctness.

Mark Nelson

Bellingham

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