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Thursday, 25 July 2019 08:21

The increasing wave of denial is troubling

Written by  Staff Writer
To the editor,
Denial, lack of concern for others and conspiracy theories are everywhere. The Chicago Tribune reports an increase in denial of the Holocaust, denial of climate change etc. Also, there is a lawsuit involving an Oregon, Wisconsin, man who insists the Sandy Hook massacre never occurred. An article in the Wisconsin State Journal indicates the lawsuit is being brought by one of the parents of a child who died during the shooting. The parent feels stressed and harassed.
The Washington Post reports Europe is experiencing marches in honor of Nazi units that were responsible for killing thousands of Jews. In 2019, the memory of the Jews is being violated and Holocaust erasure raises questions as to who will stand up for Holocaust victims.

The USA Today reports carbon dioxide levels peaked this past May at record levels. An observatory in Hawaii has indicated carbon dioxide levels averaged 414.8 parts per million in May. The rate of carbon dioxide is accelerating and scientists feel there needs to be a rapid decrease of carbon dioxide emissions. Too many of us are in denial of climate change.

Then there are the immigration issues. Newspaper articles state since December 2018, at least five immigrant children have died who were in detention centers run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Children have been separated from their parents. It isn’t difficult to believe our president and other politicians believe only white people are important. Where is our sense of civility and what has happened to our soul?

Leon K. Freeburg
Janesville

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