Fake news is fake issue

Letter to the Editor

It is often said that history repeats itself. The world has had to put up with cruel, depraved, and vicious leaders who act “in a manner ill befitting” a ruler. Some lived a life of debauchery and are megalomaniacs. Some used their people’s tax money to build “golden” homes. Many blamed others for their own shortcomings. Some focused on prejudices to divert attention from the nation’s problems and to divide the nation, pitting one group against another.

We, as Americans, are guaranteed the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. At this point in history, it is difficult to enjoy any of the above. Rights are being criticized and suppressed and liberty threatened. We can’t be happy with the possibility of nuclear war looming on the horizon. History has endured Caligula, Hitler and Idi Amin and others whose actions are described earlier in this writing. Now we add Donald Trump.

John McCain, a fair, honest, and reasonable man, has said that, “Dictatorship begins by suppressing the media.” This is happening with Trump’s relentless insistence on “fake” news and tweets about the media being the “enemy of the people.” Indeed, he is the liar and the enemy. He is our Nero.

Judith Alpert

Bradenton Beach