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Clark Westphal

Arden, NC

Needed: A kumbaya moment

A recent column (Rubin Feldstein Dec. 21) draws a link between Donald Trump (The Demagogue) and the Holocaust by suggesting that demagoguery leads to human tragedy by appealing to the “emotions and prejudices of people to gain political power.” Another definition of demagoguery is to “shower benefits on people to gain their allegiance.” Could it be possible that our liberal friends are demagogues for promising such things as free college education, income equality, etc.? Calling Trump a demagogue is remindful of Hillary calling Republicans her greatest enemy during the first Democratic debate. Our conservative friends are not really the enemy or demagogues – they are instead certainly adversaries, or at most opponents. Perhaps we should sit around the proverbial campfire and have a kumbaya moment.

Clark Westphal, Arden