I grew up in a small country town knowing very little about the Jewish people other than what I learned from history, the Bible and Hollywood, so I try to look at things objectively.
With that being said, I’m reading “Guest Views” by a nameless Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer whose editorial is in Feb. 7 Gazette (Page 4A). The guest editorial is about Paul Nehlen who is running for Paul Ryan’s congressional seat. He is being accused of bigotry. I’ve known Paul Nehlen for years and know him as a man of God, and the last thing I can assure you, he is not a bigot.
This is what I see objectively. I see some people using their Jewish identity as a weapon to destroy someone, bear false witness and use words like "bigotry" irresponsibly. I see political correctness in its ugliest form, race-baiting and fake news because what’s written is a perception of what someone wants to see and not the truth.
These are scare tactics that are really getting old, and so is yellow journalism. It perpetuates division for all of us. What I don't see is any dialog that promotes dignity, cause and betterment of the Jewish people.
Paul and I are both married to non-white women. If we are guilty of not being politically correct and calling it the way it is, then so be it.