Hate. It’s an ugly word. But it’s also a reality in the times in which we live, as evidenced by the recent postings of anti-Semitic flyers in Millerton, Amenia and Dover as well as in Lakeville, Conn.
The posters, which did everything from praise Hitler to accuse Jews of the devastation of Sept. 11, were more than distasteful, they were deplorable. That anyone could try to curry favor by persecuting any racial, ethnic or religious group is extremely troubling — especially in what is known as the most accepting and democratic country in the world.