Hello, young man (I’m 90). I was listening to your reaction [on Sirius XM Radio, Channels 110 and 130] to the diatribe against you, when you evidently said something favorable about socialism.
Let me tell you about my experience with socialism in the late-1930s, when the sawmill shut down in our town in north Idaho.
Since no jobs were to be had in the private sector, I joined the CCC [Civilian Conservation Corps]: a socialistic project.
In my home state of Washington, before the Grand Coulee Dam was built, central Washington was inhabited by nothing but sagebrush, jackrabbits and rattlesnakes. The result of that socialistic project caused central Washington to bloom like the Garden of Eden.
I’m now on Medicare: another socialistic project. Enough said.
JERRY KESSLER via e-mail