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Letters tp the Editor: Recitation of state Sen. Mayfield’s ‘hyperbolic nonsense’ called deserving of congratulations
Friday, 24 November 2023 17:43
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter to the editor is in reference to a story — headlined “Mayfield among 4 Senate Dems refusing to sign statement backing Israel reviling Hamas — that appeared across the top of the front page of the Oct. 25-Nov. 7 edition of the Daily Planet.
You (the Daily Planet) are to be congratulated on your recitation of (State Sen. Julie) Mayfield’s hyperbolic nonsense and your ability to elevate and expand the hyperbole. 

I marvel with each issue.

M.L. Rago


WNC’s Yankees termed phonies for promoting Adidas via logos

I like how you Yankees condemn us (Western North Carolina natives) for showing our patriotism — when you’uns all wear Adidas’ logos everywhere, when it was founded by two Nazi Party members. 



EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter to Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was sent by the author to the Daily Planet with the request that it be reprinted as a letter to the editor. This is the author’s second letter to Khamenei. His previous letter appeared in this column in the Oct. 25-Nov. 7 edition of the newspaper.

2nd letter to Khamenei (and the world): ‘Read God’s Word!’ 

Dear Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

Last month I wrote an open letter to you and to the world, and emailed it to over 3,000 newspapers, hoping somehow, someone would make it available to you, for you to read.

For some reason, God has put a heavy burden in my heart, concerning the destiny of His most precious creation, Mankind, whom He created in his image.  

He sought fellowship with his creation and wanted Man to do good, not evil. But it only took some 1,700 years for Man to become so evil that it grieved God, and so He sent the Great Flood, destroying all but Noah’s family.


Unfortunately, a large part of Man does not believe in God, or does, but continues to defy God, and at the end of their mortal lives, are thrown into Hell screaming. And later, like the biblical rich man in Hell, will be begging for a drop of water.

God meant it when he said: “Believe in me and Not in Man.” Man disobeys that simple order and ends up in Hell, and later in the Lake of Fire for Eternity. God calls that foolishness!

God selected Israel to be the “Light of the World” by spreading the Word of God to the World. He later sent Jesus, also called, “The Word of God” and, He said: “I am the light of the World.”

It is only through the precious sacrificial holy blood of Jesus, and believing in God and Jesus, that one can enter Heaven. God’s Word says so!

Murdering others to get to Heaven, and to get 72 relatives to Heaven, is utter nonsense. Definitely, not in The Word of God, and his salvation plan for humanity. In God’s Word, each individual is personally accountable to Him.

I am sure God wants you to stop sending yourself and your followers to Hell? Please read God’s Word!

Coalgate, Okla
Kristallnacht: ‘The Night of Broken Glass’ termed still relevant today

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter to the editor — that mentions the “looming” 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht -— arrived at the Daily Planet just after the last edition (Nov. 8-21) had gone to press, but it is being printed here because its content remains highly relevant. 
It’s funny you know when history and facts come together to play against current events.

There is an anniversary looming on Nov. 9 and 10. I speak of Nov. 9 and 10, 1938 — 85 years to the day since Adolf Hitler’s plan, the “Final Solution” for the Jewish population, began in earnest in Germany. 

The event was called Kristallnacht or “The Night of Broken Glass,” when Hitler’s SS (Schutzstaffel) and storm troopers went through select towns and villages in Germany to break into Jewish-owned shops and stores (hence the broken-glass moniker) to assault and intimidate the Jewish business-owners and their families. 

This violent act of antisemitism was largely overlooked by the populations in Europe and the rest of the world as well. And (it) continued to be so in the years leading up to our nation getting into — and ending — WWII. 

It was only when American generals —  Eisenhower, Patton and Bradley — toured the death camps in Europe, thereby causing subsequent news reports with pictures, to surface, was the rest of the world then fittingly outraged at Hitler’s madness against the Jewish population. 

Too little, too late for the six million souls lost to one man’s hatred. 

Thus, I must ask you, dear reader... with the Middle East dilemma facing the world today — where are we as fellow human beings a short 85 years later? 

Are we smarter, more civilized? 

What are we? 

And why does mankind insist on repeating the sins of our past?

South Asheville

Hendersonville accused of applying a blatant double standard in its support of DEI

The City of Hendersonville wasted $147,000 of taxpayer money for the AHKIRAH consulting firm to implement a “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” (DEI) strategy in Hendersonville. 

On April 26, 2023, AHKIRAH presented their findings. Not one “problem” was identified. The money could have been better spent. 

DEI, along with all other aspects of Cultural Marxism, is about identity politics, and intent on dividing us, not uniting us. 

The principal consultant of AHKIRAH, Bahiyya Greer, promotes that she is a “...dynamic daughter of a Black Panther mother and a Nation of Islam father.” 

She is proud of her Marxist roots. 

In the past, being a Marxist had a negative connotation in American society. Now it is celebrated, especially in the corporate media, academia and elite society. Look at what Marxism has wrought wherever it is been tried. 

Take Back Hendersonville is a group of concerned citizens working to uphold the conservative values of Hendersonville. 

To counter the city’s support of Marxist ideology, we proposed that the Convention of States Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan U.S. Constitution educational foundation, host a free Constitution class from Patriot Academy for the public. 

The U.S. Constitution is a unifying concept. It binds us all together. 

The city rejected the offer. 

As (Hendersonville) Mayor (Barbara G.) Volk explained: 

“...Legal scholars, including members of the U.S. Supreme Court, have differing views of what the Constitution means and how it applies. The Constitution Alive course from the Patriot Academy presents their opinion. I do not feel that the city should be seen as supporting one organization’s views.” 

That did not stop the city from hiring a DEI consultant who was promoting one “interpretation” of the roots of social and economic disparity in society — clearly illustrating the double standard.

Three of five seats are open on the Hendersonville City Council in the 2024 municipal election. 

Those who vote in the city and pay taxes need to hold candidates accountable.



BCGOP chief urged to put focus on bullying by police 

I read Buncombe County Republican Party Chairman Doug Brown’s letter to the editor in the Oct. 11-24 (edition of the) Asheville Daily Planet, urging us to come to the defense of someone we see being bullied.

I agree! And couldn’t agree more!

But it is a serious felony for you and me to come to the defense of someone we witness being bullied by a police officer.

We would be arrested and charged with interfering with an officer in the line of duty, and with assault on a police officer.

And the judge would throw the book at us and give us the max for assaulting a police officer.

And it is just as serious a felony for a citizen to defend himself and to stand up to a bullying cop — and to fight back!

And a judge would give him the max for resisting arrest and for assaulting a police officer.

If Buncombe Republican Party Chair Doug Brown really wants to be an anti-bullying crusader, then he should lobby for new state and federal laws that give citizens the legal and lawful right to defend themselves against police bullying!

And authorize witnesses to police bullying to be Good Samaritans and to be able to lawfully jump the bullying cop in defense of the victim of police brutality.


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