Editor,

This is a unique experience. Michael Oberg attacking me and not even bothering to call me out by name. Someone who’s been in professional politics since she was 18 deserves better than this, Michael. But I guess that’s the Democrats for you. 

First of all, there is no such thing as “The Republicans.” Or “The Democrats.” Or “The Russians.” Or “The Americans.” Nobody in his right mind would refer to Putin and Navalny as “the Russians.” It’s a construct created by the Bolsheviks before 1917 so they would be able to manipulate the masses and seize power. “We’re for the workers and the peasants!” 

But then ... how do you explain the Tombov PEASANT rebellion that was drown in blood by Tukhachevsky? How do you explain the Holodomor? How do you explain tons of those workers and peasants joining Vlasov’s and Bandera’s Armies and fighting on the side of Hitler during World War II?

Going back to racism, yes, racism is real. But does this mean it cannot be exploited and abused by the fanatical, unscrupulous, power hungry people who, like Anakin Skywalker, prefer to think in absolutes? 

Tatiana Lyulkin

Burlingame

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Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Ms. Lyulkin,

You are by my estimation, a true blooded American. Thank you for sharing your cautionary tale. Though it will no doubt fly over the head of the Yogi Bears amongst us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pqyax6gwzQ

Tafhdyd

Wilfred, hello again,

I enjoyed the Yogi commercial and I thought you would enjoy two of my old-time favorites, Dr. Ross dog food and Nestles Quik. This is just a sample but there are many versions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAqbC9S6U7w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQoalfbT2W0

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Tafhdyd,

Enjoy them, I did. I have forgotten how much I wished for Nestle Quick. My family couldn't afford it. But I could after getting my San Mateo Times paper route. Along with 4lbs of bing cherries for a dollar at the Freeway Market in the North Shoreview Subdivision. Good memories, thanks.

Dirk van Ulden

Hi Tatiana - your article is likely too philosophical for most readers. Certainly, the likes of Mr. Oberg do not see the big picture and will remain mired in their self-imposed comfort zone. Thank you for such an intellectual, contrarian view.

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