LETTERS
Fearless writing

LAST week’s article by Doreen Wachmann was a fine piece of fearless writing.

Her forthright contents were directed at letterwriters such as Keith Fairclough and others who fawn over the foul-mouthed, racist President Trump.

The adulation heaped on Trump is based upon his apparent support for the status of Jerusalem and the security of the State of Israel.

Surely we can do better than choose a vituperative, vacillating person to act as a standard bearer for Israel and the Jewish people as a whole.

I would urge the sycophants to think again or, better still, to read the writings of one of the greatest Jewish philosophers, Baruch Spinoza.

Writing 400 years ago during the Age of Enlightenment, Spinoza most likely encountered many Trump-like politicians and other people.

Unbelievably, almost prophet-like, Spinoza wrote the following in 1631-2, which could apply as much to Trump as it did to political leaders in those times: “It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine himself pleasing to all when he is in reality a universal nuisance.”

Bernard Bloom,
Didsbury,
Manchester.

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