Letters to the Editor

Brian Letourneau: When the hated is you

I read with great interest Dana Milbank’s Jan. 29 column “Hatred in America.” Most Americans were either children or not alive during the Hitler years. Our nation fought a costly war in both lives and money to topple Hitler’s reign of terror.

I see on the horizon an American wave of hate and bigotry not seen before. Those of us who have jumped on the hate bandwagon should look at our own backgrounds and see whether maybe we might become a target of this wave. We may not be Muslim or Mexican. But who is to say which German-American, Irish-American, French-American, Jewish-American or whatever-American will feel the power of this wave against them?

Where does it stop? More important, how did we let it begin?

Brian Letourneau