In reading the letters condemning the views of an extreme warped mind, I am convinced that men like T. Weed are ignorant of history and void of any compassion toward another human being. Israel would not be Israel today if we had condemned the Nazis and those who collaborated with them, back in the late thirties and early forties.
The Jews living in Germany, Austria and Poland were content and had no thought of leaving their homeland. Most were successful and most were well educated. As Hitler came to power he needed a scapegoat to propel him into having total control over those he wished to dominate and he looked no further than to those who were Jewish. Men flocked to his side and took humanity with them. Samuel P. Oliver tells of his survival as a holocaust victim in the magazine called "Yes" that Mr. Weed should read. In the magazine article, Mr. Oliver tells of his family being forced to leave everything they had and live in a room 20 feet by 20 feet, with 20 other people. He described it as a world of total misery and hunger. I wonder if Mr. Weed could live in such a room and keep his sanity. Judging from the way he hates Jews, who are human beings and creatures of the same God that he must answer to, he wouldn't survive.
If Israel is a monster in his eyes, then his co-religionists created that monster. It was Christians and Catholics who helped Hitler and yes, it was Christians and Catholics who helped save some of the Jews who were about to be exterminated.
In the early morning of August 14, 1942, Mr. Oliver describes how the Nazis, with the help of Ukrainians serving under Nazis control, rounded up every man, woman and child, and in the next 18 hours they killed 1000 of them. One small child was not that lucky, for she was thrown out of an upper window of a tall house. This is what T. Weed is defending, the right to kill more Israelis, more children, so he can be free until another group of people comes along that he doesn't like.
Why publish a person's views that are so full of hatred and distorted and not challenge them. As an editor, I would feel it's your obligation to do so, and why publish a letter that has no real name. If he is so afraid to write his name, he doesn't deserve to have his warped views printed.
Thomas J. Bragen