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Frightening times

June 21, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

A little over a decade ago, I followed my heart and left Germany to start a new life in America. Never in my worst nightmares could I have imagined moving to the country that freed Europe from the Nazis, would put me in a place my parents and grandparents used to be during World War II.

I am deeply disturbed about what's going on in this country. Nationalism, racism, xenophobia, and hate are driven by a merciless propaganda machine from the highest places. The implication that some lives are worth less than others, the free press attacked as fake, or "Lgenpresse," innocent children being separated from their parents and caged in internment facilities, bring back memories of history lessons learned about the darkest era of German history; and with it the deep seeded conviction that atrocities like these must never happen again.

We can't silently let history repeat itself. We can't let hate's darkness overcloud the country whose name used to be a beacon of hope for so many during the centuries. We need to find the courage to say, no, this is not who we are, nor who we want to be! To be truly great we need to find compassion and kindness for all in our hearts again, or America will lose its very soul.

Martina H. Kilgo

Cape Cora



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