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Wow. I’m so sorry to hear that, MB. Outstanding letter, and as 74 said, “sooo typical” was the response – a statement of appreciation that isn’t anything of the sort, and in fact sidesteps any dialog on the subject at all. He doesn’t want to put anything in writing that could possibly be used to hurt himself. Could he be seeing himself as another Bernie, who used official Burlington letterhead to write letters of support to the Sandinistas?

Ironically, I just got the following today (see attachment). It would seem to fit here very well. Just substitute “Rutland” for “Europe” (or anywhere else that intentionally sabotages the political and social order of any jurisdiction of the United States). Karl would be proud. I think of his closing paragraph, in which he called for “the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.” This certainly moves ‘nicely’ in that direction….