Read At Your Own Risk …

WARNING:  The following is likely to cause severe nausea, headaches and anger.

On page A20 of today’s print edition of The Washington Post, there is a letter by an anonymous source claiming to be a 90-year-old man.  There is some speculation that Trump himself may have submitted the letter. The letter is listed as an advertisement and I could not find it anywhere in the online edition but had to follow a link to Twitter and from there was able to find the complete text.  Somebody with money to burn submitted the letter, for under WaPo’s advertising rate schedule, it would have cost tens of thousands of dollars to publish. While I realize and understand that the mainstream media has an obligation to give voice to all reasonable viewpoints, I consider this letter to be in poor taste and outside the bounds of ‘reasonable’, and not simply because I disagree with the premise of the letter.  The Washington Post has lowered its status in my view.  I leave you to draw your own conclusions.

Dear Mr. President,

In my opinion, on September 25th, 2018, you delivered one of the finest speeches ever given at the United Nations. For students of history, it was reminiscent of Winston Churchill as he faced (and often faced alone) the then threat of Nazism, and Ronald Reagan as he confronted “The Evil Empire” at The Berlin Wall.

Today, the greatest threat facing America, (along with free world), is “The Left’s” new religion of “Radical Liberalism”. Instead of tanks, artillery and aircraft, today’s Radical Left uses fear, threats and false allegations and ideologies to undermine the liberties and spiritual beliefs the West holds so dearly.

As with Churchill and Reagan, you Mr. President, are the only world leader with the courage and insight to identify, confront, and then expose “The Left’s” failed and corrupting ideologies such as “Globalism”, “Political Correctness”, “Multi-Culturalism” and the greatest hoax of all, “Man-Made Global Warming”.

The earth is governed by God’s law, not the whims of mankind.

The Bible says it best, when in Genesis 1, it reads, “… after creating man in his own image…. God blessed them and said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have domination over the fish of the sea, and over the foul in the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth”.

In simplest terms, God created the earth to serve man, and then provided the earth with everything mankind would need to grow and prosper. It’s man’s responsibility to manage those resources to nourish the world.

We can also thank God for the origin of the Rights, Liberties and Freedoms, expounded upon within our Constitution, as they are based on His Ten Commandments and grounded in the “unalienable rights” granted by our Creator.

It’s that word “Creator” that so scares the Radical Liberals.

The Radical Left try to fool as many people as they can into thinking “God is Dead”, because they know people who stop believing in God, will start believing in anything! Even junk science like “Man-Made Global Warming”, or repeatedly failed political philosophies such as Socialism! Just ask the people of Venezuela.

I know this won’t surprise you, Mr. President, but it should be noted that the reasons the Radical Left went “ballistic” in their all-out effort, to not simply defeat, but to destroy Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his family, was based on two key factors: the first is his belief in, and loyalty to our Constitution; the second, is that he and his family are devout Catholics who proudly acknowledge their belief in God. And then if that wasn’t enough to drive the Radical Left insane, America learns that the Kavanaugh family actually “pray together”, and in their prayers, they asked God to heal their father’s accuser.

There you have them. The two key elements that terrify the Radical Left. The first is the acknowledgement of the existence of God, and the second, is the invocation of the power of prayer!

There are many who may laugh at what I am about to say, but I don’t believe you will be one of them. Born and raised within the United States, I am a religious man of Lebanese decent. On November 1st, 2016, while visiting Lebanon, I travelled to the shrine of Saint Charbel (who has been credited with over 160,000 registered miracles attributed to his intercession) to pray for my miracle; the saving of America through your election as our President. I will always believe the Maronite Monk, canonized as Saint Charbel Makhlouf by Pope Paul VI, heard my prayers, granted my miracle, and put America back on a path to greatness.

Another gift your election has given our country is our First Lady, Melania Trump. She has brought a breath of fresh air to the nation. She’s a legal immigrant and naturalized American citizen who speaks six languages and who loves America, her history, her accomplishments and all for which she stands. On February 19th, 2017, the nation, and the world gained insight into the heart and soul of our First Lady when she was asked to speak at a campaign rally, but instead of the typical political rhetoric we’ve come to expect, she led your supporters in reciting “The Lord’s Prayer”. What a gift she is to us and the world!

Respectfully Sir, am I a fan of your “Twitter Diplomacy”? No. Am I supporter of the quickness and ferocity with which you attack your attackers? No. Have you conducted your Presidency with the same decorum as most previous Presidents? No. But then again, no President in modern history has worked so hard, for so long, to make good on so many of the promises you’ve made to America.

Even your political adversaries marvel at all you have accomplished, especially in lieu of the fact that no political personality in history has endured the impact of 90% or more, of negative news coverage, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With God’s help, you have not only survived, but thrived, and your successes have helped “the forgotten people”, both here at home, and around the world. Just as you have promised.

Mr. President, you may think you “chose” to run for President, but I am one who believes, you didn’t choose, …. you were chosen … just like God chose Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt!

May God continue to bless and protect America, as well as you, your family, and all the freedom loving people of the world.              

Signed,

A Reluctant “Anonymous”

​ARA@MyOpenLetterToPresidentTrump.org

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(Mr. President, I’ve lived almost 90 years on this earth in service to my God, my family and my country. Concerned for my personal safety and seeing the confrontations and violence the Radical Left unleash against those who speak out against them, my family pleaded with me not to disclose my identity for fear of such reprisals against them and/or myself. What a sickening, political reality in 21st Century America. However, hopefully Sir, one day we will meet, and I will proudly tell you my name while shaking your hand.)

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72 thoughts on “Read At Your Own Risk …

  1. Did anybody pick up the faux pas in the “Genesis” paragraph. Perhaps the author favored a relaxation of Federal environmental standards. Or maybe he owned a coal mine in West Virginia. Or maybe he was too stupid to know the difference. If I was the referee, I’d call “fowl,” and turn the Government over to the Democrats.

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    • I did not, but then I am not of the Christian faith and am, therefore, unfamiliar with the bible. I just now went back and re-read that paragraph, after reading your comment, and I see it now … 😀

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  2. It could have been an elderly evangelical Christian or a jointly composed letter from some with money but I don’t think Trump has the vocabulary to write a letter that long. This demonstrates to us that Trump’s rabid followers will go and vote even if they have to be wheeled there. It’s all the more reason we need to all get out and vote. We can’t let this radical way of thinking continue to dictate what happens in government. Also, many Catholics didn’t think the new justice should have been elected. I read a Jesuit organization dropped their support of him. Many sided with Mrs. Ford who I seem to remember reading is also Catholic. 😦 — Suzanne

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    • I’m puzzled by the silence about this letter in the press today. Not a word of speculation, no OpEds … literally nothing. I fear that we are headed toward some violence if this sort of rhetoric continues. People are stretched pretty thin these days, it’s almost like a powder keg waiting for a match to be thrown. I will be thankful when the mid-terms have passed, but I just hope we vote the buffoons out of Congress!

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      • Little surprises me anymore. What especially worries me is the Republicans itching to mess with Social Security and Medicare. I’d like to see many of them out of Congress so they don’t have so much power over the money we elderly depend on. They’ve done enough damage. They’ve behaved like robber barons. 😦 — Suzanne

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    • I agree Catholic opinion is split on these issues as on many others . One part of your answer made me smile an ELDERLY evangelical as if a younger one might not have managed to pen this letter. We must take care not to paint all evangelicals with the same brush some have now come out in support of gay rights.

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      • You’re right about the term elderly. A younger evangelical could have written it but I was thinking of the money involved and how many younger people would spend that much. No, not all evangelicals think exactly the same. You’re also right about that. —- Suzanne

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  3. Winston Churchill faced a ruthless foe who would stop at nothing to rule the free world , a little more serious than the protests of his own countrymen.
    What are these liberties and spiritual beliefs the west hold so dearly ? Many in the west have no spiritual beliefs and many have little liberty having to work long hours for low pay.
    Globalism is the ultimate ship that must carry all of mankind and the rest of creation. Please note I have no fear in using the word creation the only words I hesitate to use are words of hatred and abuse.
    Multiculturalism when it resists democratic government to go it’s own way must be humanely changed.
    The greatest hoax — man – made climate change on the contrary the greatest danger to the planet is to ignore man’s effect on climate.
    To speak of nourishing the world when your actions deprive the poor and needy is nothing short of hypocrisy.
    I noted the writer speaks of two factors regarding Brett Kavanaugh ; he makes no mention at all of his possible guilt just that he is a devout Catholic and a dedicated citizen. Devout believers are just as capable of dastardly crimes as the rest of us.

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    • You’ll get no argument from me on anything you say! I was appalled at the letter, wonder what sort of person he (or she) is, and cannot believe the Post had the gall to publish it. But this is the way some 30-40% of this nation thinks now … when they think at all, that is.

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      • I’m glad it was published as you say it is the opinion of 30-40% of Americans . The points made by this letter need to be refuted otherwise people will go on accepting these opinions.

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        • Those who accept these opinions will likely go on doing so no matter how much we try to explain facts that prove otherwise, but I’m concluding lately that perhaps the best thing is to simply ignore them. It saves us angst, and I figure if everyone ignores the fools who speak without knowing of what they speak, they will eventually get bored and shut up?

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  4. My apologies to “inspired,” I hadn’t read that far when I pinned it on VP. Whoever it was who wrote it, you can bet it was not he or she who submitted it, or paid for it. There will be no money trail leading backwards. It is political advertising, and such tripe should not have been put into ink without a name attached.

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  5. Now wait a minute… ” Instead of tanks, artillery and aircraft, today’s Radical Left uses fear, threats and false allegations and ideologies to undermine the liberties and spiritual beliefs the West holds so dearly.” False allegations and ideologies? Are you sure he’s nt talking about the Republicans? (Being snarky here…) And as to all that religious crap about how religious our forefathers were, they weren’t! Most of them were deists. Especially Thomas Jefferson who rewrote the Bible and took all the miraculous stuff out of it. Someone needs to give the Trump camp a history lesson!

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    • I had the exact same reaction … WHOA … that sounds more like the republican strategy! They re-write history to suit their own purposes, and I would bet even money that Trump couldn’t identify 10 famous people from African-American history. Or any other history, for that matter. Picture him and his advisors sitting around a conference table, scratching their heads while they try to come up with 10! It would be funny … if only it weren’t so tragic.

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  6. Authored by Trump? Doubtful, way too many big words and longer than a tweet. Solicited and paid for by Trump? Quite believable. Penned by a 90 year old? Possible, but questionable and highly unlikely. A work of fiction or of an addled mind? Yes to both. Cancel subscription to The Washington Post? Maybe, or send a letter to the editor. Nausea inducing? Beyond Tums control, requires the maximum dose of Zantac. Thank-you, I think!

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    • A postscript : “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Those words flooded my mind a bit ago as I ventured reading through something that I came across in today’s Politico Playbook : Whose fault will it be? Included is the ‘AP…The transcript of the entire interview’, that took place this Tuesday at the White House with Trump and three AP reporters. There is not enough Zantac or Excedrin manufactured to handle the nausea and headache that this induced! This makes the 90 yr. old writer (?) sound like a genius. “Down the rabbit hole indeed”!!

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      • You can’t imagine how many times I have used that phrase in the past two years! I downloaded that AP transcript earlier today, but after this letter, I have had my fill of it all for today and haven’t read it yet. Sigh.

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    • Notice that I didn’t say it may have been written or authored by Trump, only that it may have been ‘submitted’ by him. The Post knows who submitted it, but they are refusing to say. I suspect either somebody in his employ, else somebody he paid to write it, for that very first sentence is so loaded with b.s. that nobody in their right mind would write that, not even his followers. My recommendation? Send a letter to the editor outlining the reasons you are offended by the letter and by their publishing of it without divulging the name of the author. Let them know that you are considering canceling your subscription. The more pushback they get, they may either print a retraction or divulge the author (unlikely). Sorry I sent you running for the Zantac. 🤢

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    • They never should have let him out to begin with. Sigh. Enough already, I say, but all the while knowing that it is only going to escalate over the next 19 days. I think we are about to find out just how ugly politics can get … perhaps on both sides. Sigh.
      Cwtch Mawr

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    • I fully agree … he couldn’t have penned it himself, for he is barely able to string a coherent sentence together. But I suspect he had somebody on his staff write it, or perhaps one of his sons. Then again, your idea of an evangelical pastor has merit too. WaPo knows who submitted it, but they refused to say. I wish somebody from their editorial department would secretly leak it to the NYT.

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    • Yeah, he surely does like to pat himself on the back and give himself kudos, but he can’t write in coherent sentences, so I was thinking one of his boot-licking staff, else one of his sons. Neil thinks perhaps a retired evangelical pastor, which may also be possible, although I wouldn’t think a retired pastor could afford the money that was paid for it.

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      • Jill, I am reminded of Trump pretending to be his own press agent with a fictitious name calling into New York radio talk shows to brag on who Trump was seeing and what he was up to. He apparently did this under a couple of difference names.

        So, having something written for him and submitted is not a stretch. Keith

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  7. Too bad this wasn’t written in Russian–that way more Trump supporters would be better able to read it. This reeks of “fake news” as in Trump or one of his treasonous allies paid someone to write it. It’s truly sickening and, like you say, deeply lowers my opinion of the WaPo. Surely someone there must have been able to smell the stench of crap emanating from this fictitious tripe and could have offered a rebuttal of some sort saying as much. As someone who loves the use of over-exaggerated hyperbole, I can pretty much guarantee this is nothing more than that. Way to go Vladimir! Your goal of making the US the first country to join your new USSR is working very well.

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    • There’s a thought! I didn’t think of ol’ Vlad, as I was considering perhaps one of Trump’s sons. I would love to see someone in the editorial department leak the name of the submitter, though that would likely be a blind. Look for it to get even uglier in the next couple of weeks. Sigh.

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  8. Obviously I cannot say for certain, but I am reasonably sure that letter did not come from a 90 year old person… he/she may have given someone permission to use his identity, however, I suspect it is nothing more than a Trump follower, using anonymous in order to get attention and stir up matters… otherwise it would have been nothing more than another letter and ignored… I suspect The Washington Post published it to gain attention, perhaps start a bit of controversy… 🙂

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    • I’m with you that it wasn’t likely a 90-year-old. I considered perhaps either Eric or Don Jr. Neil suggests a retired evangelical pastor. I would love for the name of the submitter to accidentally get leaked! It would likely be a blind, but still … a start. That’s a heck of a lot of money to pay to get this piece of garbage in the WaPo.

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      • It could be anyone, even from the Washington Post… if had been from me, you or a John/Jane Doe from Smallville, USA, it would have been considered another rant, and with the exception of a few like thinkers, largely ignored… HOWEVER, with it supposedly written by a 90 year old who is threatened because of his/her views, that would get the attention of many, and it worked, did it not?.. 🙂 🙂

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        • It did work … but what’s odd is that today, I haven’t seen a single thing in any of the media outlets about it, other than the original story in ThinkProgress. Don’t you think that’s odd? Remember last month when an anonymous person, supposedly a member of Trump’s team, wrote a letter to the NYT? That was all the headlines for a week or so. Odd.

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          • The Washington Post remains primarily on the East Coast while the NYT is national/international… therefore coverage is not equal, plus I believe more people relate to the NYT… that being said, finally seeing the first one for what it was, generally ignoring anything following, especially after all the garbage on social media… 🙂

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            • Agreed on all counts. I use both as sources, but trust the NYT more as a rule. I’m always leery of anything that is said to be by ‘anonymous’ … I’d really prefer some transparency for a change. Social media plays far too big a role in people’s political decisions these days … but that isn’t likely going away anytime soon. Sigh.

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      • One thing’s for certain … it wasn’t written by a democrat! So that rules out at least 50% of this nation, although it does still leave Russia, perhaps North Korea and Saudi Arabia. The more I think about it, though, my money’s on Don Jr.

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        • I know very little about him, other than he is heir apparent to the throne, so maybe he is trying to help his pater get there. Maybe there is some sibling rivalry, since King Donnie anounced Ivanka is the best suited person to be Ambassador to the U.N. This almost sounds plausible, now that you inspired me to analyse it. Yup, Don Jr. is a damned good candidate. Let’s expose him, and make sure he is thoroughly pdamned…

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  9. Wow. There are idiots, fucking idiots, and then there are Trump supporters. Their lack of knowledge, history, and political philosophy is breathtaking. That they believe what they’re writing is heartbreaking. Every village has an idiot hanging around. So do newspapers.

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