Archived: Letter to the Editor: Stop Feeding Unsuspecting Readers Socialist Propoganda


Why does Eastern Group Publications (EGP) Inc. try to promote socialism by publishing Bob Lord’s article “The Trillion Dollar Question” in its opinion page (January 2, 2014)? Why does EGP try to promote envy, greed, laziness, and class welfare in its readership?


Lord’s article is a “what of…” fantasy of someone becoming a trillionaire. Lord says that it is the government’s responsibility to “impede the accumulation of wealth,” put “meaningful constraints on wealth accumulation,” and put a “lid on wealth accumulation.”


Bob Lord clearly believes that accumulation of wealth by individuals is an evil in society that must be stopped. How? …by higher taxes on individuals who have legally earned or inherited wealth. Bob Lord is obviously a Socialist who believes in the redistribution of wealth.


Why do you at EGP continue to feed the poor unsuspecting readers in the community this kind of socialist rhetoric and propaganda, just as in the Russian revolution when the emotions of the proletariat were fired up against the Czarists? What kind of rhetoric instills envy, greed and a sense that we poor people can get something for nothing–“freebies,” if you will, confiscated from the legally wealthy by the government, and handed out at the discretion of bureaucrats in the form of welfare, food stamps, infinitely extendable unemployment checks, public housing, and trips to the doctor.

Is this the kind of society we want? What ever happened to the “rags to riches” hopes and dreams of almost every American ever born here or who ever came to America’s shores? Please see the article from The Atlantic by W. Bradford Wilcox about a study that links the upward mobility of poor people with overall economic growth, family structure, and local spending on education. [Encl.]


When government confiscates the wealth of its citizens (yes, by higher tax rates for the wealth – as Bob Lord so desires) it becomes a form of slavery. As Abraham Lincoln stated:


“Property is the fruit of labor…property is desirable…is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor digilently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.” – The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume VII, “Reply to New York Workingmen’s Democratic Republican Association” (March 21, 1864), pp. 259-260.


Do we conclude that EGP is a Liberal publisher? Try printing an opposing view.


James Herrmann

Commerce, CA

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