Letters to the Editor

'Patently absurd'

In her letter Sept. 9, Lydia Flores claims that the new "Survivor: Cook Islands" show, in which contestants are divided into racial "tribes," will "keep us in fear and undermine our democracy."

This statement is patently absurd. It's a game show! If our democracy can be undermined by 20 contestants vying for a million dollars, then we're not the country we claim to be.

Ms. Flores states that this show will "inflame many who are not yet sure we all want to become true brothers and sisters." Who ever said that we did? I have the ability to choose who my "true brothers and sisters" are, and neither Ms. Flores nor a CBS reality show will be able to change that.

Michael Kincheloe, Visalia