I am usually somewhat amused by Mr. Viarengo’s attempts to
persuade people to adopt his view of the world, but I found nothing
amusing in his March 16 letter.
I am usually somewhat amused by Mr. Viarengo’s attempts to persuade people to adopt his view of the world, but I found nothing amusing in his March 16 letter.
It is one thing to dislike Social Security. It is quite another to wish that former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt had died 8 years before he did so “we could have stayed out of WWII.”
As a student of European history, I can’t believe that any educated person could believe we would be better off had Adolf Hitler been ultimately successful. The eleven million Europeans who died simply because of their religious or political beliefs, their physical or mental “imperfections,” or their ethnicity weren’t enough?
It was only through the combined efforts of many nations, including the United States, that the totalitarian regimes of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and imperialistic Japan were destroyed. And, it was largely due to the economic power and influence of the United States that Germany and Japan were able to recover from the legacy left behind and join the democracies of the world and prosper.
I can’t believe that Mr. Viarengo would have preferred the alternative.
Michelle Nelson, Gilroy
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