Letter: Radical left contempt
Original post made on Feb 22, 2008
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 22, 2008, 12:00 AM
on Feb 22, 2008 at 1:11 pm
It is unfortunate that these opinion letters almost always degenerate into an "us vs them" name-calling charade.
On the left, Ms. Kenyon throws out some choice words, though at who it's not entirely clear and not in an entirely coherent manner. Are there provincial, classist, religious, or even racist folks in town? Without out a doubt. Is this the "large hunk" of our town? Absolutely not.
On the right, Mr. Tully labels the left "radical" and by exclusion calls them unordinary Americans. To the contrary, most free thinking Americans would object to including right wingers in any group of "ordinary Americans." Then as if to officially announce his card-carrying right-wing status, Mr. Tully then inexplicably takes a detour to call out the radical teachers in our schools. I'm surprised there wasn't a call to burn them at the stake. It's clear there are plenty of "warped views" to go around.
Unfortunately, those of us in the mainstream catch the collateral damage as these two groups lob name bombs at each other from either end of the bell curve.
on Feb 22, 2008 at 2:27 pm
Homeowner said "Are there provincial, classist, religious, or even racist folks in town? Without out a doubt."
Some appear to be involved with the Oak Grove park litigation and debate: Web Link
I hope, as Homeowner suggests, they are not a "large hunk" of our town.
on Feb 22, 2008 at 3:34 pm
What toxic views are you referring to Mr. Tully? Would you please be specific? Also, what is so radical that you feel a need to even use the word?
The majority of people that I know in Pleasanton are quite nice.
Like they say, if you can't live and you can't die, make coffee!