Letter to the Editor: Destroy the Bridges, Burn the Villages

Warlords, for thousands of years, have employed the tactic of destroying bridges and burning villages when they feared defeat: Slow down the opponent by forcing him to find a way around the bridges. Then make sure he finds nothing but ashes when he takes control of the villages. Trump is employing that tactic today.

Destroy trust in the popular vote is on his list. Destroy the U.S. Postal Service is on his list and almost done. Destroy the Justice Department – done. Destroy the U.S. dollar (with a $10 trillion deficit in four years, I can’t imagine how much more it could take). Unemployment doubled in four years – done. Racial tension at its highest in 50 years – done. Russia, China, North Korea, Iran given free rein to cause havoc in the U.S. and around the world – done. U.S. military morale in shambles – done.

No bank in the U.S. would loan him money as a businessperson after the banks’ experience with him in the 1980s and early ’90s. Can you imagine what he did to banks when they called his loans in the ’80s when he had a string of bankruptcies? Imagine how he sabotaged the records, pillaged the assets, loaded the payrolls with deadbeats and fired the competent employees, piled on unpaid bills and liens by unpaid contractors. Banks learned their lesson – they won’t touch him.

He is doing all this today to our government.

If Trump wins reelection, he will blame others for all of this and declare that he is the only one who can save us.

If and when Biden does win a hard and dirty battle for victory, Trump will be sitting on the sidelines belittling and mocking every effort the new administration makes to clean up Trump’s mess, and Trump will try to turn the tables on them and blame them for everything. And there will be people who believe every word he says. Let that not be us!

Jim Riead

Egg Harbor, Wisconsin