UPDATE 5/5/23: Vivek Ramaswamy is emerging as a potential conservative voice of the future, if we are to have a future. Young, perfectly articulate and, to the dismay of the Left, he is a dark-skinned man with a foreign-sounding name who may turn out to be a more formidable foe to the CRT/DEI/ID Politics/Woke plague than Trump himself. Naturally, dirt is already being dug up; in this case, a Soros fellowship connection. Time will tell.
UPDATE 5/2/23: It’s odd, but this is the second week in a row celebrating the American spirit by paying tribute to a recently late, great artist from the British Commonwealth, not an American. Last week, it was recently departed comic actor Barry Humphries from Australia and now Canadian balladeer Gordon Lightfoot has left us. Both were transcendently great artists who had something uniquely uplifting to offer all humanity. From Humphries, there was the mysterious miracle of deep laughter; and from Lightfoot, folk music in the true sense, telling musical stories of universal, timeless significance.
Lightfoot used his hauntingly beautiful baritone voice backed principally by 12-string acoustic guitar to paint vivid pictures of epic human achievement. His love songs (:Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind”) express the dark night of the lonely male soul, perhaps rivaled only by the meditative classics (“One For The Road,” “In The Wee Small Hours”) of Sinatra in his prime. “Wherefore And Why” is the potential joy of life on the horizon with each new sunrise.
Lightfoot’s “Canadian Railroad Trilogy” recounts the settling of Canada in panoramic detail, really a universal story of all peoples (Americans, Israelis among others) steadfastly carving civilization out of pitiless nature. Those of us who take pride in American history can easily, gratefully relate. Godspeed, Mr. Lightfoot, from an old, teenage fan from the 60s.
UPDATE 5/3/23: Remember when you got sent to the principal’s office for pulling on some girl’s braids? Now it’s for making other kids feel “unsafe” by wearing a T-Shirt stating “There are only two genders.” To his credit and that of his supportive father, a 12 year old boy finds himself on the front lines of the culture wars and disports himself like a hero.
UPDATE 4/30/23; Elon Musk clearly states the suicidal societal dangers of Woke to Bill Maher. “I think we need to be very cautious about anything that is anti-meritocratic and anything that results in the suppression of free speech,”
UPDATE 5/1/23: The collusion of Big Tech with the now-Leftist Democratic Party is THE most pressing political issue. Choice of candidates, however conservative and worthy, becomes meaningless when elections can now be stolen with such ease.
MEMORIAL DAY AND D-DAY
UPDATE 5/5/23: New York is determined to keep up with California in making itself unlivable for its citizens. No natural gas stoves in new buildings and getting rid of charter schools are both good steps in that direction.
UPDATE 5/3/23: Like Detroit and too many other formerly model cities of American industry and prosperity, Gary Indiana is now a rotting dump. no longer anyone’s “home sweet home.”
UPDATE 4/30/23 Leaving California has become the Dust Bowl in reverse. Once the ultimate destination for those with high hopes heading West, it’s now a place to flee.
UPDATE 4/30/23: Even card-carrying Hollywood Prog Steven Spielberg regrets caving to the PC police and editing out guns and dramatic logic in 2002 from his 20th anniversary re-release of “ET.” Sadly, he’s an old fogie coming to his senses late in his career and life. What of his young, Woke-infused moviemaking heirs?
UPDATE 5/5/23; Thanks to the infusion of politics into medicine and science, we are now a civilization headed for the morgue, gasping for the oxygen of empirical truth while choking on Woke.
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UPDATE 5/5/23: Considering the legitimized, literal mutilation of children involved, trans madness surpasses even “Climate Change” as the most psychotic symptom of our deranged age. One fears mightily for the young growing up in a world where this sickness is now considered The Normal. Asking “WHY?,” one needn’t go much beyond “Follow the money and power.”
Lots and lots and lots of money to be made.
UPDATE 5/3/23: One is at severe pains to comprehend a scheme revealed through Project Veritas undercover whereby a trans men are getting themselves transferred to the female wings of prisons, impregnating female inmates, leading to million dollar lawsuits against the Justice system. Baby Mama cries “Victim” and Baby Daddy shares in the spoils. Not something Garland’s Justice Department wants publicized, so it goes on. And the mind reels.
Baby Daddy in the Big House.
UPDATE 5/4/23: Feel safer knowing our military is now so diverse?
UPDATE 5/5/23: Academic honesty is becoming a rare commodity on increasingly Woke college campuses. An admirable example worth repeating involves a brave Wellesley professor twenty years back upending a Wokester revisionist attempt to claim (very White Macedonian) Cleopatra as a Black African. “Cultural appropriation” is a good thing when it fits the Left’s mission to rewrite history, but don’t YOU dare think about wearing a dashiki.
UPDATE 5/5/23: We are a universe out of balance with the proliferation of repeated high crimes against humanity by political figures that go unpunished. “Why bother exposing all this?” ask serious, frustrated people. The simple answer is that the truth must see the light, so that someday, somehow, there is justice. One never has to regret telling the truth.
UPDATE 5/2/23: We’re all in awe of Kamala’s intellectual depth and the oratorical skill with which she communicates it:
Hey, don’t leave yet! She’s just getting started!
And to think: a vessel of such unsurpassed emptiness is just one right hand wave away and an over-rehearsed, over-the-shoulder look back left from the Presidency.
No there there.
UPDATE 5/4/23: There is no great fraud than John Kerry, claiming special entitlement to unlimited private jet travel and a billionaire lifestyle because it’s all in service to saving us from Armageddon. Tell us another one, Lurch!