Consequences of lies, fear have proved deadly before

While I am mostly a “pox on both their houses” kind of guy — at least when I think of radicals on both the right and the left — I have to say that every time I read or hear about a Trumper going on about communists taking over, I think of Seattle’s Goldmark family. Some right-wingers got it in their heads that Charles Goldmark, who was a lawyer was a Jewish communist. He was neither.

A right wing follower named David Rice tricked his way into their home at Christmas time. Rice tied up the family, chloroformed them and beat and stabbed the whole family to death. Rice in still in prison. This all happened in 1985.

All I wanted to say is lies are very dangerous and innocent people are often the ones that suffer over crazy lies.

Mike Miller

Everett

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