Allen Bergstrazer 
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Re: “The Charleston Lie

As you settle in to your own happy blandness, you pick up on a way to critique the rest of the city for their happy blandness? "Charleston's tourism industry uses its perception of its own power to belittle and diminish the very thing that gives a city its soul: its network of varying and blended neighborhoods." You base this righteous indignation on the comments from a couple of Pedicab drivers?

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Posted by Allen Bergstrazer on June 7, 2017 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Why didn't any white officials attend the Nehemiah Action?

Just because we didn't have another Ferguson, or Baltimore when the Emmanuel nine were murdered doesn't mean everything is fine here in the low country when it comes to racial divisions. Any politician worth their salt knows perception is nine tenths of reality. Not showing for an event like this gives the perception of indifference.

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Posted by Allen Bergstrazer on May 3, 2017 at 8:52 PM

Re: “What one near-fatal overdose can teach South Carolina about the need for new drug laws

You don't want to discourage people from reporting someone who is in serious danger of dying. However I think in the making of a Good Samaritan law in regards to users calling 911 for users, there should be more done for them than law enforcement turning a blind eye. Confiscation of all drugs and paraphernalia with a trip to a clinic for a health check perhaps. People who are addicts and are under the influence of their poison of choice tend to not make good decisions, this good sam is a case in point. He goes to the trouble of hiding his acquaintance's syringe, etc. to protect him, when in fact it could have impeded diagnosis and treatment. The sad fact is, both men are ruining their lives.

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Posted by Allen Bergstrazer on March 31, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Re: “When Charleston County Council codes of conduct act as chains

Jessie, don't always agree with your political point of view but I would have to agree with your premise here, there is a time for everything. I've sat on many meetings where most of the people present knew exactly what was afoot and completely disapproved, but did nothing because they were afraid to take the heat from certain 'nice' power players. Civility and common courtesy in public discourse are important, there is something to be said for the southerner's way of calling someone a jackass without using that word, or being a jackass in the process, Mr. Summy however has certainly failed in that regard. We've all known since our days in junior high that civility and common courtesy can be handy tools for intimidation and manipulation. Interesting article, thanks.

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Posted by Allen Bergstrazer on March 17, 2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “With federal investigations ongoing, Charleston is not immune to anti-Semitic threats

Lynnar; everything you posted is spot on. The #1 hate crime in the United States is anti-Semitism. It is insane and evil, with no rationale other than the need to satisfy a hunger for vindictiveness. It is increasing in Europe because the sickeningly liberal governments in the EU treat migrants from Islamic states with kid gloves, letting them get away with far more than any citizen could. I would also add that there is another factor which is militant secularism which is becoming the cornerstone of a new global ethic, in which any sort of faith in a Divine being is seen as the cause of all of man's problems. Oddly enough this secularism on the offense also leaves Islam alone out of fear, and because it is usually so hostile to all other faiths but its own.

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Posted by Allen Bergstrazer on March 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM

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