Don’t fall for Trump’s slogans

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Recently, I wrote about Hitler using propaganda to accuse the newspapers of publishing “Jewish lies,” and comparing it with Trump’s “fake news.” This month: slogans. Hitler learned about slogans from the Social Democrats (Communists), whom he hated. Repeat something often enough and the masses will believe it. He always pandered to the “masses.” Hitler: “Make Germany great again.” Trump: “Make America great again.” He took the words right out of Hitler’s mouth. However, many of the things Trump is doing, such as taking us out of the Paris Climate Accords, are not making us look great. Instead, we look like a country full of uneducated, uncaring and entitled fools.Anyway, right from the magazine of the Union of Concerned Scientists, here’s another Trump slogan: “Two for one.” Sounds great, doesn’t it? Like getting two loaves of bread for the price of one — but not so. This order of Trump’s requires federal agencies to repeal two regulations for every one they issue.The Environmental Protection Agency wants to issue a regulation preventing toxic mercury from being discharged into public sewer systems. Sounds like a good rule. But what would they have to do, ditch the Clean Air and Clean Water acts (if they haven’t already been ditched)? What sort of government do we have that happily sets out to purposely poison the world by dumping toxins and filth into our water and air?I say, be aware, be sharp, don’t fall for slogans, and conserve fossil fuels and give up methane-causing beef.JAHNN SWANKER-GIBSONJohnstownMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Newly elected NYC President to tackle youth unemployment and violence in Schools

first_imgPresident of the National Youth Council, Ms. Fenella Wenham.The newly elected President of the National Youth Council of Dominica (NYC), Ms. Fenella Wenham has said that emphasis will be placed on revitalizing the district youth councils during her two-year tenure.Ms Wenham made history when she was elected as the first female to head the council, at their General Assembly Meeting last week.She said one of her goals is to rally the young people of Dominica, to chart the way forward.“During the two years, we wish to strengthen our district councils because they are the engines of the National Youth Council. That is our strong base, that’s our community people who would actually come to the General Assembly to have the new executive elected, so its important to have those up and running”, said Wenham.Miss Wenham says the National Youth Council is also concerned with the level of violence in our schools.She said that as a teacher she is aware of the incidents that occur at schools from time to time and the NYC will be partnering with the schools to address this pressing issue.Another main area of concern for the NYC President is the issue of unemployment among the youth.Miss Wenham said, “entrepreneurship is high on the agenda and unemployment as well. We will also address issues relating to HIV/AIDS – the advocacy; bringing out the message”.Her encouragement for the youth is to remain positive in everything that they do.She has issued a call for the youth to rally with the NYC in addressing the many issues facing them as they work together for a brighter future.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Newly elected NYC President to tackle youth unemployment and violence in Schools by: – July 22, 2011 Share Share 24 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more