To the Editor:
In response to a letter to the editor in the Sept. 7 issue of this paper: Firstly, President Trump never stated that there was a moral equivalency in reference to the all the groups that participated in the Charlottesville demonstrations.
President Trump said that there were good people and bad people on both sides of the conflict. That is 100 percent correct.
There were good people demonstrating against taking the confederacy statues down and there were really bad people - White Supremacists expressing their distorted views.
On the opposing side, there were good people expressing their approval of having those monuments removed; they were peacefully expressing their views. But there were some very bad people demonstrating their Ideological Supremacy views.
People are very familiar with the White Supremacists and their open disdain and hatred for non-whites, Jews and minorities. Most folks are not as familiar with the views of Ideological Supremacist groups such as Antifa. They are equally violent and hateful.
They are rooted in communist ideology and methods, and get their funding from extreme left organizations. Their mission is silencing anyone with differing views and ideas.
The more than 640,000 slaves brought to the United States suffered greatly. We should remember that. But don't forget the millions of people killed, thousands of families destroyed by communism (mine included) and entire countries enslaved by this ideology of resentment, class and racial warfare and religious suppression.
The Nazi movement (National Socialist German Workers Party) thrived criticizing income inequality and other popular ideas. I am glad President Trump denounced both extremes.
Hilton Head Island and Miami