Letter: Ignore the melodrama
I am writing this letter to share observations that I have had over the primary season and the transition to the general election.
I am troubled and very concerned regarding the strategically timed release of information that is being used to try to discredit our state representative, Denise Andrews. The political climate is intense enough without the added melodrama of erroneous incendiary statements made to redirect the truth. I read a very interesting quote in the Globe recently by author Errol Morris that seems to sum it up for me “Narratives are ubiquitous. They are part of the way people see the world, part of the way people think.” He goes on to say, and here I paraphrase, “but what happens when the narrative overwhelms the evidence? When the evidence is rejected, misinterpreted or not presented because it does not fit the chosen narrative?” To me the word “evidence” is a synonym for “truth.”
This is a very important election season, and we need to elect someone who has the highest ideals and respect for the people of our communities, and that person is Denise Andrews. Denise’s character has been exemplary in every aspect and she has been and will continue to be a tirelessly dedicated advocate for us in Boston.