In view of the wide rash of tearing down and defacing historic statues representing the Confederacy, which stood for slavery and racism and a list of principles with which left wingers do not agree, Astoria conceivably might be targeted soon.

I’m referring to the beloved Doughboy statue, which represents a soldier of the “Great War,” World War I. The president of the U.S. who took us into that war was Woodrow Wilson, a Virginian and a well-known and established racist.

Hence, Doughboy statue, if you “see” a mob of wild-eyed, torch-bearing Democrats bearing down on you — beware!

E. Robert Nassikas

Astoria