Anne Frank comparison was absurd, tasteless
Thank you for providing a space for dialogue on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. It is an unusual and refreshing change of pace from other U.S. media sources (both local and national). I have followed the exchanges on this topic for over a year now and have finally been compelled to respond due to the extreme absurdity of
Ms. Fields’ most recent opinion piece.
Although I found her piece to be full of inaccurate and racist statements, to respond to them all would take more space and time than this forum will allow, so I will focus my criticism on one of her statements which I found to be absurd.
“Anne Frank put a face on the Holocaust. Put my daughter’s face on
The first thing to jump out at me about this statement is the attempt to compare
her daughter, who made a trip to Israel and returned unharmed, to Anne Frank who
was horribly murdered in the Holocaust. I found this to be at best a tasteless
Since I know more about Israel and its policy than I do about her daughter, I
will only be able to put Israel’s actions on her daughter’s face.
So now her daughter’s face in my mind becomes the face of curfews, home
demolitions, torture, and the other war crimes committed by Israel.
We need fuel conservation, gas tax now
About nine oil companies control about 99 percent of America’s oil. If
we weren’t such chumps we would have a 50 cents a gallon tax on gasoline.
We could then lower income taxes for everybody, we could have a little cleaner
air, we would have less congestion, we would lower our contribution to global
warming, we could lower our trade deficit, we would force Detroit to produce
cleaner, more efficient cars and we would reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
With all these advantages maybe a dollar tax would be even better.
I’m mad at Democrats and will stay that way
I read your popular front piece in Pulse.
I remain unconvinced. My last vote for a Democratic presidential candidate was
for Clinton in 1992. I will never again vote for a Democratic presidential candidate.
I have left the Democrat party nationally forever, as it has left me and many
others for its corporate paymaster it loves more than life.
I am committed to third party politics. If you want my vote for a Democratic
presidential, gubernatorial or U.S. Senatorial candidate, you’ve got to
get us IRV; then I’ll vote for them #2. No IRV, no vote. IRV first, then
City Council abandons suffering people
The ballot question to amend the Minneapolis City Charter to allow Medical Marijuana
to be distributed to gravely ill patients should not be defeated.
It is morally unjust to criminalize people trying to save their lives or escape
from pain. Additionally, the wording of the charter amendment is scrupulously
careful to be consistent with the law.
Unfortunately, the charter commission has been totally indiscriminate in their
decision to recommend ignoring at least 12,000 Minneapolis registered voters
who believe in compassion.
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