A Timely Letter

To the Editor:

During his lifetime, my father distinguished himself by becoming a doctor of chiropractics, the director of the Spartacus Club for intellectual Greeks in New York, and a writer for the New York World Telegram as well. I am adding his timely letter to The National Herald.

It was dated September 13, 1935. At that time, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was advocating for health care for all U.S. citizens. Sadly, my father died a few years later at age 37, yet his words apply even today.

His proud daughter,

Sofia Kontogeorge Kostos
New York, NY

From the New York World Telegram, September 13, 1935:

Permit me to say through your valuable newspaper that those who destructively criticize our noble President are either conscious or unconscious enemies of the convalescent present order and the American people. My firm belief, however, is that President Roosevelt has worked overtime and without extra pay, finding ways and means to safeguard the American people and the American representative form of government. Yet there are people who criticize him so inadvertently.

Our capitalistic system was chronically sick. Obsolete methods and doctrines could not have saved it; new basic and scientific methods had to be applied if we were to see the tottering structure erect. It was suffering from a plethora of subluxations and luxations. President Roosevelt as a super-chiropractic physician has applied the new basic and scientific adjustments to the sick and intricate mechanism of our capitalistic structure, and he has saved it.

Stephen Contogeorge, D.C.
New York, NY

3 Comments

  1. Your father was a remarkable man. I reckon someone ought to write an article about his life in Greece and the US.

  2. Dearest Sofia:
    Thanks for sharing your father’s letter and of reminding us of the greatness of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt and of the Hellenes who admired him.
    What a contrast to our current president who is opposed to immigrants, honesty, integrity, and honoring our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
    After using our capitalistic system to attain his so called unreported billions, he prefers to tear down opportunities for other citizens (particularly immigrants and refugees) to achieve the opportunities of our great nation that by the way, has managed very well without him and his slogan.
    Personal note,
    Sofia, how are your sons Dean and Stephen?

    integrity

    1. DEAR FATHER VLAHO,

      YES, YES, YES, your comments are ABSOLUTELY NEEDED AND APPRECIATED IN TODAY’S POLITICAL CLIMATE IN OUR AMERICA.

      THANK GOD BOTH MY SONS ARE ALIVE AND WELL.

      PLEASE KNOW THAT I WROTE A BOOK, ITS TITLE IS: BEFORE THE SILENCE: ARCHIVAL NEWS REPORTS OF THE CHRISTIAN GENOCIDES THAT BEGS TO BE REMEMBERED.

      THANKS TO THE ADVICE OF AN ARMENIAN DOCTOR WHO TOLD ME: “SOFIA IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE GENOCIDES OF OUR PEOPLE, YOU MUST LOOK FOR THE NEWSPAPERS.
      WELL, I RESEARCHED, AND DISCOVERED THAT WAS A PLETHORA OF NEWS REPORTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD–INCLUDING JAPAN! WITH PASSION FOR THE TRUTH THAT WAS DENIED US FOR SO MANY YEARS, I WAS DRIVEN TO NOT ONLY COPY THEM WORD FOR WORD, BUT ALSO TO ADD MY OWN FOOTNOTES. FOOTNOTES LEADING MY READERS TO READ BOOKS BY UNITED STATES OFFICIALS OF THE PERIOD. ALSO, I ADDED PHOTOGRAPHS, Etc., Etc., Etc.

      MORE THAN ANYTHING, THE TRUTH CAN NO LONGER BE DENIED NOR LIED ABOUT!!!

      MY AMAZING FATHER’S DAUGHTER,
      Sofia

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