R.G. Williscroft, PhD
341 112th Avenue S.E.
Bellevue, WA 98004
206-451-0597 (Home) 206-527-6196 (Work)
27 October, 1983

Seattle Times
Editorial Department
P.O. Box 70
Seattle, WA 98111

Gentlemen:

Can you believe it? People claiming to be Americans, exercising their constitutional right of free assembly in front of the Federal Building yester­day afternoon, actually cut down the American flag. its like a bad dream. Have these people any idea what would have happened to them had they cut down the Granada flag in that island nation, or the Russian flag in Moscow? I have visited many of the communist block nations, not as an official tourist, but simply going there on my own; I know what it really is like over there. I know the difference between freedom over her and life over there.

      Perhaps those demonstrators are ignorant of the facts.  For that there is a cure. But then again, maybe they are just stupid—for that, unfortunately, there is no cure!

Cordially yours,
R.G. Williscroft

Submariner, diver, scientist, author & adventurer. 22 mos underwater, a yr in the equatorial Pacific, 3 yrs in the Arctic, and a yr at the South Pole. BS Marine Physics & Meteorology, PhD in Engineering. Authors non-fiction, Cold War thrillers, and hard science fiction. Lives in Centennial, CO.

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