I would have thought after the furor the paper had a couple months ago regarding the statement their former opinion columnist made about young men of color being better off staying home after a certain time of night that they would more carefully consider what they publish. The most recent addition in my mailbox last night (Thursday 06/28/2018) contained a completely unhinged and offensive letter to the editor. I honestly thought it was a bad attempt at humor or satire and kept waiting for a sarcastic remark to wrap up the absurdity of it all. I realize a letter to the editor is opinion, and that opinion is of someone not employed by the paper but the paper ultimately controls what they publish so why would they choose to publish such openly blatant racist and conspiratorial rantings?
Obviously anyone with some semblance of ability to think reasonably can immediately dismiss the majority of the letter as it is clearly detached from any sort of reality. It is simply the regurgitation of conspiracies spouted by the most extreme and dangerous political commentators at the very desolate outskirts of our political landscape and filled with blind, sycophantic and cultish idol worship of the similarly detached from reality, corrupt, deranged, self-serving and aggrandizing failure of a president we currently have. To that point, much of it is outright nonsensical or entirely self-contradicting, but the fact that a statement claiming people who march with Nazis and champion their causes are actually good people isn't even the most distasteful sentence in the letter speaks volumes about the lack of an evaluation process for what gets published in the RVT.
Despite my personal opposition to the current executive branch administration, I accept there are always political disagreements and not everyone feels as I do so I fully comprehend that opinions can vary widely, but I can't imagine good, caring and moral citizens of any ilk or political bent would even privately think such disgusting things. I don't even think obsequious mouthpieces like Hannity could bring themselves to say such horrendous things.
To think that we Murietans in general, simply because we live in the same neighborhood, might possibly be even remotely associated with someone who feels it is acceptable to write something like this is appalling to me. The immigration debate is admittedly complicated, but as a Christian I take great offense to anyone presuming they know God's plan, and it is a stretch to say the least to think the God who gave us his only Son so that our significant faults could be forgiven would have a "plan" involving taking children from their parents simply for the crime of those parents attempting to seek a better life for those same children!
God help us all if our children truly do start emulating this behavior...I will be praying for God to cleanse and heal Dave Hill's confused and pained soul.