Racism breeds self
Editor: In the summer of 1864, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s greatest fear was that the Confederacy’s only hope for survival was a divided and tired north that would cause President Abraham Lincoln to lose the election.
Ironically, President Trump’s greatest hope for reelection is a divided country, a task he is only too willing to accommodate. I wonder that Trump, with his love of the Confederate flag and monuments to traitors, is more of a confederate than a unionist, a southern sympathizer rather than a unifier, a person willing to win at any cost, even if it racially tears his country apart.
During this crucial Indian Summer, our 1864, we must admit an uncomfortable truth: We have a racist president. We can’t afford to have him win this election because, to reward racism is to get more racism.