How dare you talk about the hate and anger of the liberal left?

Wednesday, November 25, 2020


I realize that the holiday season is about to begin but before I settle back and dream of peace on Earth and good will toward men I must reply to Robin Gaustad’s Tuesday letter in The Livingston Enterprise.  

When I first visited Livingston in 1982 there was graffiti under the Interstate 90 bridge. When I moved here permanently in 1996 there was more graffiti under the bridge. My guess is that the recent additions were put there not by Antifa infiltrators from California but by high schoolers who, because of the pandemic have too much time on their hands and are from families that have lived here as long as you.

Now to the main issue: How dare you talk about the hate and anger of the liberal left! It wasn’t leftists who are accussed of plotting to kidnap the governor of Michigan and try her for treason. It was a right wing militia. 

It wasn’t a member of Antifa who is accussed of using his stimulus money to buy an AR, drive across a state line, kill two people and wound another in some fever dream that he was defending America. It wasn’t a member of Black Lives Matter who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and killed him while cameras recorded it all, it was a bully, racist rogue police officer.  So purge your own ranks.

 Call out the Proud Boys for the racist thugs they are. Tell the promise keepers to put away their combat gear and rejoin the mainstream. Tell the militia nuts to take up knitting so they’ll have something constructive to do then you can talk to me about liberal/leftist anger, hate and violence.

John E. Foster