Brooklyn: Patrick Henry’s declaration, “Give me liberty or give me death,” is merely a rhetoric to those who are not faced with a moral dilemma, because all else is expediency. The situation exposed the blatant hypocrisy of the Founding Fathers, but certainly failed to ignite their consciences.
When you have nothing to lose, you will say anything. No accountability. Moral superiority enslaves conscience and renders it impotent — the current prevailing situation in the United States. We are united in a reality beyond imagination.
All politics is crude at best and criminal at worst. It’s always been Hobson’s choice for voters, and a Faustian deal for politicians who sell their conscience at the political altar. When the truth becomes relative, all bets are off. All structures eventually collapse. Corruption within is a formidable enemy, like all cancers. There is no worse enemy. This has been proven to be true for all so-called civilizations, from the Babylonians to the Egyptians to the Greeks to the Romans, from the former British Empire to the present-day United States.
All over the world, oppression reigns. This does not change because the universe itself is governed by moral laws. Everything reverberates. Everything has consequences. It’s not fair or necessarily fair, because this is an unfair world. The best you can hope for is to die in your sleep. I don’t hide the truth. An ostrich that buries its head in the sand is not digging for diamonds. God always bless you and yours. Ade Ademora
MANHATTAN: Leonard Green’s “2022? great article. To be honest, I don’t always agree with him, but he was 200% right about everything. well done! I have never read a more offensive letter about voice actor Mike Sawyer’s letter congratulating him on his health. How can Sawyer describe his good “genes” (not jeans) and lack of need for healthcare providers/drugs with such abominable self-righteousness about his diet, exercise, or the 26 bird feeders in his garden? I hope I didn’t jinx him with his nasty comment. He forgot to add how much Medicare must love him. And maybe he should ditch the jeans he bought in 2004 and buy new ones. I am 70 years old. Happy new year 2023. Michele Masucci
Manhattan: Harry Siegel was born an intrepid journalist. From reports about scammers selling ferry tickets to nowhere in Battery Park, to the kindness of strangers who went astray to help him and his family after a car accident on the West Coast. It shows in everything he does, even sharing it with us. highway. We need to know both deception and kindness. Well then, see the good resolutions, Harry (“Some resolutions for this year’s new revolution,” column, Jan. 1). Just keep doing what you do best. Susan A. Stark
Edgewater, NJ: Forget Parade magazine. Gridlock’s Sam Schwartz? How should we plan to move during the weekend or other event without his sage advice? Hopefully Sam has a succession plan and we readers will soon find out who You will be contacted regularly by Jay K. Egelberg
Park Ridge, N.J.: Last week, the MTA stopped a woman preparing to board the subway, announcing she was the billionth passenger of the year (“She’s the Railroad Winner,” Dec. 28). . If they had included all fairbeaters, that number would probably have reached by the first week of February. Steve Ostland
BROOKLYN: A holdup in the Bronx turns Brooklyn into a brawl. Harlem, which is backed up by Jackson Heights, has traffic jams. There is a reconnaissance force that children lack. The governor’s due date has arrived in Idlewild! Car 54 — uh, Mayor Adams — where are you? Sheila Milligan
STATEN ISLAND: I’m very proud to have a new NYPD cop on his first day on the job (“Machete Attacker, Jihadist from Maine,” Jan. 2). He did more that New Year’s Eve than Mayor Adams did over his 20-plus years as a police officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. Robert McKenna
Brooklyn: New York governor sworn in. She is expected to devote herself to public safety. Criminals now rule the city because the legislature failed to repeal bail reform. Some of the worst lawbreakers are arrested and released the same day, committing more crimes and sometimes more deadly. You must be afraid of The stash was protected by the Supreme Court, but the mayor and governor made it very difficult to protect themselves and their families. increase. Nothing beats personal safety. She’s allowed to be in the office so it looks like she’s doing nothing to track down criminals, statistics show crime is declining, but real citizens aren’t . Your rating is currently D-. Joseph Comperchio
Brooklyn: Adds another annoying noise to the already unruly, unregulated, and unwanted things that make up our daily lives in the city. I no longer have to worry about staying up late because Amazon’s delivery trucks arrive at my block bright and early, with backup beeps waking everyone up. We need a separate law enforcement department to deal with this overwhelming noise problem in New York City. Otherwise, it becomes another reason for people to move elsewhere. Joe Manyy
Earlville, Queensland, Australia: The global economy was created solely by expertise. It certainly wasn’t created with labor. Expertise is developed after degrees and decades of laboratory research, research, and work. Stakeholders have spent between 90,000 and 120,000 hours researching and developing know-how and expertise. The nature of the expertise can be found in the American Journal of Mechanical Engineering, the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Research, and the Journal of Chemistry. All these journals can be found on the Internet. Just type the name in the search box and press enter. It is clear that expertise alone has built the global economy. At its best, labor was a very basic level of support. It was never economically viable. Not even a teaspoon could use labor to create a product. Graham NE Bell
EAST SETAUKET, LI: Jet Fan doubts it’s been in the same dire situation every year since 1969, but is dealing with another disappointing loss, so it’s time to consider the next possibility. I have. Head to the Miami hotel pool to relax before the big game. A powerful gust of wind blew his knot of hair away, and a monstrous entity obliterated the sun. “Hey man, what are you giving me?” said the Gunslinger, peering into his dark shades. The Entity explained that the Gunslinger’s team had no chance of winning without the help of dark mystical forces. “Put it on me, baby.” A suggestion was made: in exchange for the Gunslinger’s soul, his team would overcome incredible odds to win the big game, but with him His team will never excel again in his lifetime, including football, acting, and selling fixed mortgages. Was he still interested? The gunslinger smiled, laced up his white shoes, and made a cheeky prediction into the nearest microphone. He had never seen such arrogance and greed until the entity made the same deal seven times with a New England kid. JB McGever
Union City, N.J.: To David J. Melvin, The Voice Telling You To Boycott Russian Caviar (“You Said It,” Dec. 31): Since President Biden took office, I I have “boycotted” it. Other things I can no longer afford. Alex Rivero