Letters from the week of June 26, 2003

Joe Belcher
Via e-mail

Peace nicks: How dare you publish a story about Nazis. Nazis! With the plethora of scum and filth that reside in this metropolitan sprawl, you do a story on Nazis. All I want to ask is this: Who benefited more from this useless, blindly sensationalistic story? New Times or this ignorant, sad, social reject you almost deified. This story not only glamorized one of the most lowly form of human beings, it gave them exactly what they wanted and crave so desperately: attention and publicity. On your next "follow-up" story why don't you elaborate more on Aryan Historical Theory, so all the white kids who read this can become even more curious about it. This was a shameless attempt at "on-the-edge" journalism. I've got news for you. You slipped and fell off that edge into insanity. This story benefited nobody but the white trash you reported on, and (you're hoping) you. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Freedom of speech does not include infringing on the right to live equally in peace.

Christian T. Black
Via e-mail

Reading material: That was an awesome article. I never see anything on that subject. I guess some people are probably scared to write like that but I will look high upon you in my book now. I don't have all the views that they have but I do understand where they are coming from a lot of the time. So I just want to say thanks for a great article to read. I was glued to it from beginning to end.

Name withheld by request

Legal Brief

Bar fly: Re: the State Bar's cancellation of the presentation by the World Peace through Law Section: I for one was more shocked to read ASU law student Deniz Arik's remarks that the strong "Jewish lobby" in Washington apparently reaches "all the way" to our own State Bar -- not so much that such anti-Semitism clearly exists on an American campus of higher learning, but rather that Mr. Arik would have the cojones to make his daft Jewish conspiracy theories known to potential employers and the community at large.("Bar None," Letters, June 19)

Luckily, as an attorney myself, I know that my profession won't have to worry about another hit to our public image. Mr. Arik, might I suggest inviting Josh Fiedler to join your next Constitutional Law study group? I'm sure he would be able to enlighten your fellow law students to the fact that the Supreme Court's decisions are predetermined by their ZOG masters in Washington.

Matthew M. Edwards
San Antonio, Texas

Church and State

Now it's just sad: I do recognize that modern day religion has its place, it provides answers to questions that we have no answers to (and more). Religion is also a business, at least a team of people with a common goal, which is to help people. One would think that if Bishop O'Brien had any sense of duty or obligation to his team, he would step aside. When he aided alleged child molesters he proved himself at least partly evil, now he's allegedly killed someone. He needs to be punished, and then maybe some help. Side note: Bishop O'Brien might not have even been cited if he had done the right thing (a recurring theme in his sad life).

T.J. Hamilton

True confessions: I am writing to you today in regards to the situation with Bishop Thomas O'Brien that has occurred this last week, mainly his arrest for a hit and run. I'm sure I'm not the only person that will write you, but I need to get this out anyways.

First of all, I want to say that Thomas O'Brien makes me sick to my stomach, not just for what he has personally done and covered up almost his whole "career," but because he is the top representative of the Catholic Church in Phoenix, and I am Catholic! I just cannot understand how or why someone who represents what Catholicism should be -- love, acceptance of God and of others, treating thy neighbor as thyself -- could do the things that he has.

If I were him (and thankfully I'm not), I would take some responsibility for my actions, or inactions in this recent case. Wouldn't you think that everything that's happening to him is a sign from God that maybe he should look at what he represents and stand down? The sick realization in my mind is that he never will see that. Why? Because at his core he cannot possibly love God and his fellow man. I think that the way the church and the law is handling his arrest and almost instantaneous bail is very bad. I guarantee that as long as people like O'Brien are in power, I will not represent him by attending his church; I spit on him and those that support him, for it's clear that they are all weak people -- victims of guilt and sin. Maybe the Bishop should consider going to Confession this week, eh?

Matt Jones

Coming clean: All right, so Bishop O'Brien, who recently weaseled his way out of trouble for child molestation cover-ups, is arrested for a hit-and-run. Now, I know it is not my place to judge, but what was this guy doing as a spiritual and moral leader of the Catholics in Phoenix?

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