Readers Write: Know true history in Age of Trump


There is a lady who submits numerous letters to this publication who apparently is very smart considering all the facts she brings up to support her points. However, how smart can she be when she supports an immoral, incompetent and know-nothing like Trump? If she is so good at facts, how about if she checks out some of the 20,000 facts that he has thrown out during the past three-plus years that have been confirmed as not being true. Is she up to this challenge?

There is an expression — “deaf, dumb and blind.” As the phrase stands, obviously the person referred to is unable to hear, speak or see. In a metaphorical sense, it means a person is not susceptible to argument. They won’t listen to or read your arguments, and there’s no way to change their minds.

In her most recent published letter, she criticized the Biden-Harris ticket for fear that they will eliminate our country’s most cherished value: free speech. Yes! Free speech, like the support Trump gave to the vile language and actions used by Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville when he announced: “You also had people that were very fine people on both sides.” On both sides? The objectives of those groups are to put down anyone who disagrees with them. Yes! Trump certainly does have a lot in common with those groups. I guess she didn’t hear Trump’s speech.

Here’s a question for this smart lady. How many of Trump’s appointments have been convicted of crimes? Luckily for them, Trump uses his “Get Out Of Jail Free” card to get them off. I guess it’s dumb not to realize that Monopoly can be used in many different ways. It pays to pay.

On the other hand, how many of his appointees have left because they not only questioned his decisions and abilities but, more importantly, his character?

Regarding blindness, it’s impossible not to see such numbers as 5.5 million and 170,000 (Covid-19 cases and deaths). It’s dumb not to understand what that means. But for Trump, there’s a solution in sight. “Hail to the Gods!.” “Pray for a Miracle!” Problem is the devil does not provide miracles.

Donald and his father Fred had many things in common. One such commonality has yet to be mentioned and it can best be presented in a two-line rhyme as follows:

Trump Village and Racism.

Trump Pillage and Fascism.


In our country, the United States, we all know about racism. It is well endowed within our country’s history. As for fascism, it really has not been known in our country, that is, until now.

Here’s a fact that this lady and her fellow Trump-mites should learn and understand. By definition, fascism is “a system of government characterized by one-party dictatorship, forcible suppression of the opposition, (unions, others, especially leftists, parties, minority groups, etc.), the retention of private ownership of the means of production under centralized government control, belligerent nationalism and racism, glorification of war, etc.” Welcome to what America will look like if …

Here’s a word that Trump-mites might know but not understand. That word is “Heil!” and it doesn’t mean hello. Look. It even brings a smile to Trump’s face. One day, someone will translate it for him into Russian. How many of you know that word comes out of World War II? I didn’t realize that most of you had fallen asleep when that subject was covered in the fifth and sixth grades. It’s never too late to go back to school.

And let’s not forget those damn protesters. We all know that freedom doesn’t give people the right to protest. Let’s go and get ’em and yell out that good old college cheer made famous at West Point; “Let’s Go Army!” Wait. Aren’t they supposed to fight against our enemies?

No matter what the majority of our people in our country believe, let it be known that Donald Trump will be our hero and we will love him even when he spends the remainder of his next term (I’m talking about life) in a jail cell, on the other side of the wall, in Mexico. Let’s see how he enjoys being in a country where he is the immigrant.

Allow me to end with a short poem.

With no more Trump,

My Country ‘Tis of Thee.

Yell out, Praise The Lord.

Thank God. We Will Be Free.

Washington. Lincoln. Roosevelt too.

Know history, but

Make sure that it’s true.


Alvin Goldberg

Great Neck

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