Storied wealth, culture, and aristocratic society. Massive mansions full of servants next to scenes of unspeakable poverty. Vast green plantations capable of feeding entire nations. And supporting it all, the Peculiar Institution that is slavery. (more…)
It’s been quite a year, after quite a year.
The funny thing about 2017 was, we were still recovering from 2016. We still haven’t recovered from 2016 today. Here’s an example:
If you observe casually that the 2016 presidential race pitted two (more…)
I was going to write something incisive and insightfully meaningful about the national anthem protests in professional sports. Not that I care about sports, mind, but I figure it’s a popular topic, and my thoughts might go viral for once.
That was yesterday. Since then, one of my restaurant reviews (which I do for fun) got more hits in two hours than any of my political articles since Refugees and any of my informative articles since Autism And Vaccines. Which I guess is a good thing, but (more…)
I don’t generally bother to get involved in whatever the current trending national outrage phenomenon happens to be. Our country loves to be outraged, so there’s always something different, and it’s usually petty. So when a random sports guy did something to protest something else, I just let it pass by unnoticed. After all, he’s probably just another overpaid egoist who does something I’ll never care about for a living.
So I ignored the furor, the counter-furor, the anti-furor furor, and the inevitable Fuehrer comparison — until someone mentioned history, in particular military history. The points on the ends of my ears stood upright and I suddenly took notice. (more…)