Ken's View: I get letters
By Ken Robinson
Two weeks ago I wrote a ‘letter’ of encouragement to the young son of our president. I received immediate positive feedback. Here is a sampling:
Great letter Ken!
I’m also enjoying the growing up in Highline stories and pics.
Wonderful “letter”, Ken.
West Seattle Resident and
President Elect, West Seattle Rotary
Great job on Barron Trump column
And we got one effusive phone call from Carol Eckhard, in Burien who cut the column out of the paper and put in on her fridge and even read it to her mother over the phone.
A letter to Barron Trump
(Edited for brevity)
At age 14, you are already as tall as most adult men but might soon be cast into the spotlight because of your famous father. Your life so far has been a protected one, sheltered by your parents and their money and need to keep you in the background of their tumultuous life. We wonder to what degree you have been drawn by the antics of your father as he bulldozes his way in public. It is our hope you will be able to distinguish between what you should be doing and what you should avoid doing…
….Will it be strongly reflective of Dad? Or will you have the strength of character to find a balance? We have sons and daughters. While most lessons about life naturally have sprung from our relationship to them, we have also seen them develop their own world view that in some measure is contrary to our own. You have that choice.
And then in the mail we got this letter:
(Name on file)
It is a wonderful thing live in a country that allows us all to voice our opinion. I am grateful to have a choice. And I have decided to not retire as the last writer suggests. I really want to be here for the outcome.
As much as many of us have been distraught by the 'antics' of Trump, I think it is not our place, as strangers, to offer Barron Trump a negative critique of his farther. What might have been a better approach is to let Barron know that we all have political and personal differences, and then advise him to take the time to evaluate his own concerns and understand his own opinions. This would be a better approach, while getting your point across. I
What would you write to the grandchildren of Joe Biden..??..a feeble man, with no concrete beliefs, open to blackmail from his past touchy feely relations with basically any female, his confirmed blackmail in the Ukraine captured on tape and his equally criminal son..and what would you write to Kamala Harris's relatives if she has any..a confirmed socialist whose main goal in life is not making your life better, but hers..it's called power. And remember the past President Barack Obama who announced his candidacy in the home of Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn..confirmed domestic terrorists from the 60s (remember the Weathermen??)..and also mentored by his Uncle, Frank Marshall Davis in Hawaii, a member of the Communist party of the US..Barron Trump has better parents than any of the above and will do just fine..looks like the Westside Weekly is getting to be like the Seattle Times, NYT, LA Times etc which is why I don't subscribe anymore..but thats just me.
You don't subscribe anymore (preferring to dog whistle online) because you want to wallow in your own tortured views of the world and do not want anyone else attempt to influence you.