Is Anyone Else Very Concerned?

By The Reader's Turn
The Reader's Turn
The Reader's Turn
December 12, 2021 Updated: December 12, 2021

My worry and concerns are for OUR country. Never in my 60-plus years have I ever seen us so divided, and the primary cause for that is the media. There are no “NEWS” broadcasts any longer, but rather cheerleaders from both sides, and then on Sunday, Nov. 17, I read a teacher was quitting because she’s required to teach that there are no right or wrong answers? Yes, apparently 2+2=4 is considered racist, thus if a child says 2+2=5, it is an acceptable answer. Then again on Monday, Nov. 18, I read a columnist for The New York Times asked, “Why do journalists need to be fair and honest?” She espoused that journalists on the news, on TV, or in print should not be required to treat each side fairly. A high school girl was raped in school, and when the girl’s father went to the next school board meeting to address this, a board member said she doubted there was a rape and that the girl was exaggerating. When the dad tried to rebut this, he was tackled to the floor and handcuffed, and the AG wants him to do a year in prison for disrupting the meeting! Finally, a woman is being raped on a New York train and all the others in that train car take pictures but do nothing to stop the attack or for the victim—that literally made me sick. When we were younger, we went to school to learn how to read, write and do the math; there was no obvious agenda to segregate kids by race. Weren’t there riots to end that a while back? I could go on for pages, but I won’t. Isn’t anyone else concerned? If so, we cannot allow this to continue unabated.

 

Greg Scherr

Nevada