Letter to the editor: Inflammatory and illogical

To the editor:

Victor Davis Hanson’s latest column (June 16) did not deserve to be published. Hanson’s analogies are not analogous: Students have singled out Israel’s war in Gaza for protest because it is the only one among those listed by Hanson that is supported by U.S. taxpayer dollars. Hanson is not logical: opposing Israel’s brutality in Gaza is not an endorsement of Hamas’ brutality against Jews. The rest of Hanson’s piece is just a string of lies and insults. I encourage the Journal-World to find a right-wing columnist worth reading.

Rich Lowry’s column of June 18 is also problematic. At least Lowry includes specific examples and a logical comparison: pro-Hamas protests are as abhorrent as white nationalist rallies.

However, like Hanson, he conflates pro-Palestinian with pro-Hamas sentiment, even though they are not equivalent. He also declares that an upside-down red triangle is a Hamas symbol, but the red triangle predates the current conflict and has been widely used to signify resistance to the Israeli occupation, without necessarily connoting violent resistance.

Let’s have less inflammatory rhetoric and more thoughtful and nuanced arguments, please.

Maggie Childs,

Lawrence

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