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Letter: Reject vainglorious human being

By Rich Raitano, La Center
Published: April 3, 2024, 6:00am

For those of us considered to be “boomers,” the men and women who lost their lives or were deployed in the European or Pacific theaters were our fathers, our uncles. Countless civilians at home, our mothers and aunts, all were unified in dismantling the fascist grip on global politics. Their efforts and sacrifices of 80 years ago have faded into the shadows of history.

And today? Today the specter of authoritarianism is again slithering into global politics. Here at home, a former president and current candidate has become the central figure in reanimating the noxious serpent of fascism, the very same demonic and malignant demon of 80 years ago.

We owe our past and the future so much more than the impotent allegiance to a damaged and vainglorious human being.

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