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Letters to the Editor for June 26

The truth is leaving us forever

To the Editor:

A long, long time ago I was a participant in a gossip experiment. The grade school teacher gave a short message to the first student in the first row to her right who told the one sitting behind him. Twenty-five students later, the last student gave the teacher the evolved message. It was nothing like the original. I still remember that lesson.

The same lesson could be applied to the social media of today. Not only does social medium skew the real facts, I believe most of the information going into it is bull to begin with. A great example is the video of Nancy Pelosi that was slowed down to make her appear senile so Trump could imply she had changed.

I watched one person morph into another so the second person’s words came out of the first’s mouth. The voice was enhanced to sound the same. Today, the only way to know for sure is to watch an interview with at least one other person on real media.

Is social media the way most people will be getting their news? We have entered a time when those with money and power can control their people so easily. Of course there will always be some fruit-loop that spouts bull and gathers millions of followers. I fear common sense and factual information has gone forever.

Chuck Johnson

Morris

ReBuild Illinois provides only
a 2% benefit for Will County

To the Editor:

John Greuling of the Will County Center for Economic Development managed to spin ReBuild Illinois for something it is not. The $927.2 million of the $45 billion total represents only 2% of that total. It is not a windfall for Will County.

In addition, Greuling fails to cite the steep price Will County residents and business are paying in the form of 19 different Democrat tax and fee hikes that hurt primarily the poor to middle-class residents of Will County.

Think about that when you fill up your gas tank on July 1 with the doubled gas tax.

Roger Kempa

Plainfield

Teaching on slaves mind-bending

To the Editor:

“Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God.” 1 Peter 2:18-19 (NIV)

If this apostolic quote from the New Testament isn’t mind-bending enough, the apologetic explanations are even more incomprehensible. For example, one evangelical claims that the more you suffer, the closer you get to Jesus. I can’t think of a better reason to maintain my distance.

Another biblical defender says you should treat a slave master the way you would an “unreasonable” boss. Obey him, but if you’re unhappy, look for a different job. Is this clown serious?

Frederick Douglass, a former slave who escaped and became one of the foremost intellectuals of his time, said it best: “I prayed for 20 years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.”

Wes Dickson

Orland Park

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