Letter: Rebuttal

Letter to the Editor

In response to “So long” published on Feb. 7

Max Rubio’s ad hominem response to my letter to the editor is actually illustrative of the issues I have with the progressive mindset. Please note the absolute lack of specificity in his diatribe. Who can discern just what I said that upsets the gentleman? If the MAGA slogan means to him “make America even more white, fat and ignorant,” it most certainly does not mean that to me. Nor have I ever said as much.

Mr. Rubio likes to engage in identity politics. He is less concerned with the rule of law, national sovereignty and the future of our nation than he is with the color of people’s skin and the rightward tilt of their politics. Because he has chosen to “cut and run” without really putting up a fight, I will go out on a limb and assume that he is Latino. If so, he presumably supports those issues which benefit his community. Why, then, is he so angry? The sheriff of the county is a Latino. Latinos are represented both locally and at the state legislature. Half the LAPD is Latino. Should be cause for celebration, one would think.

On the other hand, black people are also well represented at the national, state and local levels. Some of the most admired folks in pop culture are black (and Latino). Some of the wealthiest people in the world are black. And yet, many black people continue to complain about the rampant racism they believe they encounter on a daily basis. It’s all nonsense.

One more thing: As a Black American who accepts the responsibility to think for himself, I have little patience for Libs who are really socialists and communists, who more and more are showing their true colors. Can you say millennial? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? If supporting the rule of law, wanting the [border] wall, and protecting our citizens from illegal aliens makes me a bad guy, so be it. But anyone who wishes to challenge me should have the integrity to do so with specificity. People like Mr. Rubio typically fail to meet that standard.

Steve Jones