Bainbridge Island Review


An embarrassing turn in the debate on the SMP | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

April 12, 2013 · 10:19 AM

To the editor:

Well, they did it. I was waiting for it and now it has happened.

Thank you, Dee Dumont, speaking on behalf of waterfront homeowners in a letter to the Review, for comparing the city council members to the Nazis. Really? You’re going to paraphrase Martin Niemoller’s “First they came…” statement and thereby equate the Shoreline Management Plan with Kristallnacht and the Holocaust? Have you ever lived anywhere but this homogeneous little bubble of serene and idyllic privilege? Have you any sense of the trials and horrors people around the world endure every day, just to try to live their lives?

Come on, Bainbridge, can we please regain some perspective?  When you start calling people Nazis every time you don’t get your way, not only do you undermine civil society, you just plain embarrass yourself.





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