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Battle For the Ukraine
To the editor,
RE: I’m Right. You’re Wrong 2/24
Normally, I wouldn’t write this. But, hearing Marquis wrangling outside SA gives me an urge for rightesness. Your disclaimer does read, “do not take anything we say too seriously” and it is “Generation” magazine. I don’t get if the reference, “Ukranian teeth,” supposed to be racist or impartial. Even then, I don’t prescribe to partisan politics. There is no point. But, I’m the brownie workhorse in the Ukrainian SA, and they might get befuddled, so I feel obligated to reply even though I would prefer to lambaste a simian. Learn to spell “Ukrainian” correctly, you philistines.
PS: Why can’t I attach tea bags to a pencil?
Since it is my Ukrainian teeth in question, I felt free to give into my urge for righteousness and respond to Mr. Muradov’s letter. First off, get off the PC horse and stop searching for racism in things you don’t understand. Since there was a Generation Editor mentioned in Scott’s response, did it ever occur to you that it could be an inside joke, rather than a vicious racist attack on the fine people of Ukraine? And I’m sure it is your undying love for Ukraine that caused you to write this letter, although if I remember correctly, two years ago the Ukrainian SA made complete fools out of themselves at the SA club parade by carrying the Ukrainian flag upside down. For future reference, it’s blue on top, buddy. So what’s worse, an unintentional spelling error or ignorance of the very basics associated with the country under whose name your club operates? Oh yeah, we’ll learn to spell “Ukrainian” when you learn to spell “righteousness.” Sting!
Senior Editor and Ukrainian Affairs Editor for Generation Magazine
Dear Oleg and Denis,
I think we might come to an understanding before we start a civil war. Now Oleg, to be fair Denis did sign the letter “Nothing personal,” and his narrative was never threatening, or even accusatory. I’m happy somebody sent us a letter. Denis, however, you guys can’t hold your flag upside when in public. The blue is for the sky, the yellow is for the wheat. Don’t forget that.
I hoped we cleared some things up. I hope we’re still cool.
Editor-in-Chief, German last name
To the Editor,
RE "The Future of Financial Aid for Drug Offenders" (Feb 24):
No person should be denied federal benefits for education to better themselves. Why would they want to keep a person down? Federal money belongs to all americans and everyone deserves an education in this country. Punishment for drug offenses is usually pretty harsh and is handed down by the courts. Once a person has paid their debt to society for their mistake, they shouldn't be double punished by being denied assistance in bettering themselves through education. This makes no sense to me and what's worse? Violent crime offenders are eligible for aid but a kid with pot possession charge is not.
There is no better means of rehabilitation than education. It is the only key to winning the war on drugs and the last thing you would want to take away in that fight. Education should never be discouraged.
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