I can agree with Al Fonzi about the political parties of this country (“When words become weapons,” April 13). Notice I said parties; it’s not just one party.
Especially when you have the extreme right-wing talk-radio guys, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, and the rest making statements like “liberalism is a mental disorder,” falling in lockstep with every other Republican talking head about climate change, and ignoring facts, insulting anyone with a different opinion. And the fact is, both sides do it. Both sides will insult the other as a matter of course, they will oppose whatever the other side supports, no matter if it actually helps, no matter if it moves the country forward. Automatic opposition.
And to be honest, I don’t see any difference between the sides. Abortion? Religion? Just things to divide people, and nothing is going to be different when it comes down to the real issues, such as keeping us in these wars (gotta keep the defense industry going), big pharma, big agriculture, all keeping the candidates going with their political contributions. Whether right or left, without them, they won’t get elected.