In the Oct. 29 Jewish Journal’s article, “A message from socialism’s survivors to local liberal Jews,” Gene Bonderman et al have equated Soviet communism and the genesis of the Holocaust with socialism and with the Democratic party. They urge us therefore to not vote for Democrats.
Following their logic, they should have also urged us to end “creeping socialism” by ending Social Security, Medicare, public education, and banking regulations.
Further following their arguments, they should have called for an undoing of the results of the lax immigration policies of 1900, that allowed swarms of penniless Jews from Eastern Europe to enter the USA as they sought asylum from pogroms.
They claim to have lived in a communist country. Soviet Russia was never communist. The few places that truly practiced communism included the kibbutzim of Israel.
Eric Reines, Marblehead