I con­fess it pub­licly: I am bi­ased

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This is a pub­lic con­fes­sion. Af­ter 80 years on the planet Earth, I ac­cept the fact I am bi­ased. Since June 16, 2015, I have de­vel­oped a deep-seated dis­like for vain old men who perox­ide their hair; ap­ply fa­cial makeup in some sem­blance of an un­healthy tan; wear cloth­ing tai­lored to compensate for an ex­pand­ing waist­line and rear end; and use shoe lifts to at­tain a per­ceived nec­es­sar y height of at least 6 feet.

Since Jan. 20, 2017, I have learned to dis­trust the mo­tives of such men. Dem­a­gogues and nar­cis­sis­tic peo­ple, like these, pre­sent a risk to the moral fiber and se­cu­rity of my

countr y. Daily, I am con­fronted with in­ac­cu­rate or mis­lead­ing state­ments, un­founded con­spir­a­cies, false­hoods, red her­rings, dis­tor­tions, sex­ism, in­tol­er­ance and mean­ing­less rants pon­tif­i­cated in the guise of of­fi­cial com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Any an­swer to the ques­tion why this is al­lowed to take place can­not jus­tify my trust. Yes, I am bi­ased.

Fred Lothrop, Leonard­town

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