Words spinning into the void

In South Carolina, you can reliably assume that newspaper “Letters to the Editor” pages will contain a fair amount of right-wing political craziness.  That’s normal for South Carolina.  But sometimes, things lurk deep in the Letters.  Terrifying things – like this letter – which must be seen in its entirety to be fully appreciated**:

Published: July 15, 2009

Just the other day I had an officer call to my house. I responded, “So you called the police?” “Yes,” the person said said. “I was to get even.” The person told me “do what you have to.” Well, I had already knew what I was going to do: call the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control on her to make my point.

But you know God has a way of changing things. Where is the good in that?

The Bible does not tell me to do evil for evil, but to overcome evil with good. The battle is not mine; it belongs to the Lord.

But I remember a time; this lets me be reminded of whose I am. Then I heard a voice, just stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. And before you know it God will make everything turn out all right. He’ll make your enemy become your footstool. Be very careful of the stone you throw; that has a way of coming right back to you. We are all at different levels, so we should never compare ourselves to others.

Remember to sweep around your own door before you try to sweep around mine. All I am doing is trying to make things better; with it comes change. We must remember a generation comes behind us; we must make it better.

Thank you Chairwoman Bertha Scott and Lake City Housing; the change is good. Now others can sit on the porch and enjoy the view. Keep up the good work.

L**** B****
Lake City

What’s more frightening?  The letter itself, or the fact that the paper deemed it worthy of publication?

I think, as a response, the paper should publish the picture below (grabbed from a Fark thread long ago):



**Letter reproduced here due to scnow’s annoying tendency to break its own links.

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3 Responses to “Words spinning into the void”

  1. Kellie says:

    Sounds like one of those cryptic spam emails I get from time to time….

  2. Rick says:

    SCnow keeps marking the letter as new, so it appears again and again in my RSS reader. It’s reappeared twice today, as if they’re proud of publishing this letter and want to show it off.