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Let’s hope America can think again

Let’s hope America can think again

To the Editor:

Every once in a while an every-day experience provides the perfect example of a major issue and one may not even realize it. I usually wear a baseball hat around Waynesville. I generally get positive comments about it. 

On this particular day a woman commented, ““I love your hat and what it says!” I usually follow-up with the origins of the hat. When I did, her response was “I hate your hat!” 

Now to my hat and why it caused this reversal. My hat is royal blue and says in large letters “Make America Think Again.” The problem arose when I explained, as I do each time I get a comment, that it is a Hillary Clinton campaign hat from 2016.

Her instant reversal epitomizes the polarization, tribalism, and “lack” of woke that is infecting this country at the moment. The hat slogan speaks for itself to all people.

Let’s all hope that America can learn to “Think Again.”

Richard Gould

Waynesville

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2 comments

  • Love this story. The hat is great. I’d like to have one, myself. The woman’s reaction is just plain sad.

    posted by Helen Geltman

    Friday, 04/22/2022

  • Love this story. The hat is great. I’d like to have one, myself. The woman’s reaction is just plain sad.

    posted by Helen Geltman

    Friday, 04/22/2022

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