Robert F. Kennedy Jr. doesn’t pitch conspiracy theories

A response letter denigrates RFK Jr. with the term “conspiracy theory” which stops conversation and stops thinking, contrary to critical inquiry.

There is ample evidence to support the claim that Sirhan’s bullets Sirhan did not kill Senator Robert F. Kennedy, including Lisa Pease’s meticulously documented book, “A Lie Too Big to Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy “.

What interests have been served by the extinction of this popular and principled presidential candidate?

As for RFK Jr.’s long-standing advocacy in the public interest, the left praised him when he took on Monsanto and other companies that pollute rivers and the food supply.

Oddly enough, once he started challenging the abuses by the drug giants, he was called an anti-vaxxer (another term that stops the conversation and makes you think).

His core values ​​have not changed, as his well-referenced 2021 book “The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health” demonstrates. Big Pharma is simply doing a better job of indoctrinating otherwise clever social justice promoters.

Marilyn Langlois, Richmond

End domestic violence

Regarding “The Crime We Don’t Talk About” (Open Forum, December 10): Melissa Doiron-Min’s essay on domestic violence was heartbreaking and appalling.

This long-standing and rarely recognized epidemic should be at the forefront of conversations about violence in the United States and around the world.

Much of the abuse of women and children is committed by men who use their physical ability and social domination to control the lives of women in such abusive ways.

Not surprisingly, this power also asserts itself in the control of women’s reproductive lives. Men, who collectively have never had a single second of pregnancy, are still at the forefront of creating laws and social norms that deprive women of their reproductive capacity.

Millions of women have suffered or died over the years as a result of unsafe illegal abortions or the experience of pregnancy itself. Millions of other women are anxious that their reproductive choices will be determined by society or the men in their lives.

Recent laws in Texas and other states can be characterized in a way that clarifies the role of male violence in women’s lives: they actually protect the paternity rights of men who rape women during pregnancy. Repugnant.

John Stedman, San Francisco

Parklets need rules

Regarding “Bureaucracy Can Kill Popular Parklets” (Front Page, December 8): I am a huge fan of outdoor cafes and love the idea of ​​parklets.

However, many parklets violate the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act and make access difficult or impossible for people with disabilities, in and around them.

Disabilities have not been suspended for the pandemic.

Additionally, many parklets do not appear to be well ventilated, especially when the plastic siding meets the wooden roof with no gaps between them, as is often the case. This makes using parklets riskier than eating indoors, where there are at least some ventilation standards.

Regulation of restaurant parking is necessary for ventilation and accessibility.

Sheila Koten, San Francisco

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