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Why is The Union printing such garbage?

Today, Aug. 1, I have finally sent my copy of your May 1 paper to the recycling bin. I have kept it so long hoping I could understand how a respectable publication, in the year 2002, could spread John Birch Society garbage across the front page as if it were a news story. I had thought that when William F. Buckley and his conservative friends completely discredited the organization some 30 years ago, the membership had faded away. Apparently, some just emigrated to Nevada County.

If your reporter had managed to bring in David Rockefeller, the New World Order, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission, we would have almost a complete list of institutions that bugged Robert Welch so. I always regard these people as the source of the message on one of my all-time favorite posters: “Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean They’re Not Out To Get You.”

I guess what we need today is another H. L. Mencken, who could handle these critters as well as he handled the booboisie of his day.

Edwin L. Tyson

Nevada City

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