In your Friday, May 17, edition, I found perfect examples of why I have a hard time relating to liberals, progressives and socialists — whatever you call them. These individuals constantly come across as doom and gloom pessimists. Trump did this, Trump did that, climate change will kill us, war is inevitable, and so on.
I can’t imagine living with one of these pessimists 24/7. I think I would want to kill myself within a week. There are a few constant contributors to the letters to editor section of your paper who could use counseling or a good night out on the town.
The first letter to editor from Kathy Dobronyi, one of the frequent contributors, compares Trump to Hitler and his policies to the Holocaust. Why would Kathy settle in the heart of Trump country surrounded by deplorables when she could be in San Francisco or New York City surrounded by likeminded malcontents?
The second letter was from one of my all-time favorites, Roger Cullen. Roger says that the tax breaks Trump gave Americans did not help the lower-income folks. Roger doesn’t seem to realize that you can’t give tax breaks to folks who don’t pay taxes. Roger would give a refund to those who didn’t pay in the first place. Roger compares Trump to “Animal House” then tells us that Congress didn’t give his beloved Obama enough money to institute his policies (thank goodness for that).
Then there’s my absolute all-time favorite, William Collins, who insists Trump will kill us all, and if he doesn’t, the climate will. He thinks the climate would have reacted differently if Hillary had been elected.
Reading the letters from such high-minded folks does make my day, but I worry about their mental health. Perhaps those of us who aren’t overcome with grief over what is or what’s coming can take up a collection and throw a party for the local progressive, liberal socialists in our community. That would surely be a heck of a wing-ding, but I don’t think I’d care to attend. At my age, I can only take so much fun at one time. For the rest of us, carry on, but keep it legal.