Re “Equality must trump ‘equity’” (Feb. 5):
I recommend that Mr. Boddie add America’s universities to those calling the shots on reordering society. They are the source of the ideas that prop up this nonsense of equity trumping equality and other socialist paradigms based on “Marxist dialectic” methods. The dialectic situation of thesis-antithesis combining into a synthesis always confused me. Until later in life I realized that this method is nothing more than people being conned into embracing both ends of a contradiction. Using a contradiction can only give a nonsense answer no matter how erudite, solemn and long the words used to convince us otherwise. Marx and his intellectual mentor Hegel fathered the “dialectical” method that led to a philosophy of history and economics that in application caused horrendous suffering to billions of people under the reign of communist regimes. Mr. Boddie’s reasoning leads him to use common sense and reject the dialectic and I trust in Mr. Boddie’s experience and intuition.
— Jorge A. Velez, Long Beach
California’s newest gun-control laws a photo op
As usual, Gov. Newsom’s always looking for another photo op and wants more gun laws (Feb. 5) against the law-abiding people who have concealed carry weapon cards (CCW). If he were to look at the stats, he would see that in the last 10 years, only one shooting was committed by a person who had a CCW. People who have a CCW are not the problem. Those people have passed rigorous background checks, tests at firing their weapons on that CCW and several other qualifications. Punishing the folks who have a CCW will not now or ever stop any mass shooting.
— Ronald L. Coats, San Bernardino
Re “Black Americans have a noble history” (Feb. 5):
I commend Mr. Williams for highlighting many important and uplifting moments in the history of Black Americans, and I want to thank him for clearing up the common misconception about Uncle Tom. Whenever I hear about a Black conservative being attacked as an “Uncle Tom,” I always wonder if the people hurling these insults ever bothered to read the book. It seems like we do need more actual Black history and literature in our schools, not the false narratives and victimization offered by the 1619 Project.
— Julian Cummings, Huntington Beach
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