Titanic America

 

Dear editor,

Today is May 1, 2019 CE. May Day. This is my last letter.

When I called The Sentinel Record a few weeks ago to stop my subscription, they graciously extended it one more month.

Additional time only reinforced my decision to abandon this inky old boat. She is listing hard to starboard, desperate to appease that fading generation of readers who still celebrate bigotry from the burrows and bunkers of their anachronistic orthodoxies.

Letting go is a bittersweet moment for someone who grew up reading daily newspapers, including this one for the last 25 years.

So adios amigos, you left-behind few who proudly resist reason, who reject love and mercy, who are unmoved in the face of “patriotic” cruelty and injustice. Let me know when I show up in the obituaries.

Titanic America is sailing into uncharted waters, into a dense fog where truth and facts matter not.  Like icebergs in the gathering gloom, fascism, history repeated, and lessons unlearned loom before us. Hum a few bars of “Nearer my God to thee” on your way down, will you?

Jacques d’Nalgar
Hot Springs, Arkansas

 

Photograph of shipwreck in Sharjah:  http://blog.horsereporter.com/on-the-ground-in-abu-dhabi/shipwreck-and-gold-bars/ or http://bit.ly/psAEGS or http://tinyurl.com/3o45cvc

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