Re: ‘Marxism is the disease we should fear’ [Village News, Letter, 7/2/20]

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To Julie Reeder, Just a personal comment to you, regarding the above referenced “opinion.” First, let me say, as an “off and on” reader of the Village News, I have, always, enjoyed your opinion columns as very thoughtful and insightful. Your article carries the implication that it was perfectly acceptable and appropriate to deface and destroy Confederate monuments, but the others mentioned should have been left alone as they are more “worthy of respect.” I feel that it is a disgrace to tear down any of the monuments, including those of famous Confederate generals and to the poor soldiers who suffered and died in that war. There is a wonderful concept of a “memory hole” in “1984” by George Orwell in which he states the, pardon the paraphrasing, “totalitarians
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