The fireworks today were amazing. We walked around the neighboring residential areas and saw half a dozen at once at any given time. Klara sang songs about her love of America that she was making up on the spot.
And I also celebrated the twenty-second anniversary of my arrival on this continent.
What a great country this is!
Re: the Hamilton debacle. Remember what I said recently. You will be pushed and pushed until they get to something that you can’t possibly denounce. Hamilton has a gigantic number of fans among the leftist classes. That’s why it’s perfect for testing allegiance. Will you be able sincerely to hate the show you used to love?
They go after the things beloved by the left not in spite of but because they are beloved by the left. It’s not a real test of allegiance to ask you to shit on something you don’t care about. The true test is about you destroying something you love to prove you are faithful to the cause.
I haven’t seen the show and have no interest in it. I’m simply explaining why JKRowling gets bashed when some far less leftist authors are perfectly fine and why the Left’s favorite like Hamilton gets bashed.
Next we will see someone like Bernie Sanders get completely destroyed.
“Don’t eat this cherry, mommy,” Klara said, grabbing the last cherry from a plate. “This cherry is a Christian. You wouldn’t want to eat a Christian, would you?”
A bit later, I saw her eating the cherry.
“Turns out this cherry wasn’t very good at being a Christian,” Klara explained.
You’d think we have constant religious discussions in this house but that’s not true. She hasn’t been to church since February. We drive to the church building to bring food for the homeless but I don’t accompany this with religious talk. We simply don’t do this kind of stuff.
More pearls of incredible wisdom from our leading journalists:
The president … referred to ‘violent mayhem’ in the streets, even though many of the mass demonstrations have been largely peaceful.
People who still trust WashPo are complete idiots.
Today’s target of the cancel culture is Walt Whitman. There’s no explanation of what’s wrong with Whitman other than the usual “he’s racist.”
The next step is, of course, to stop teaching his poetry and erase him from the cultural memory.
COVID is not an epidemic anymore. It causes under 7,2% of all weekly deaths, which is the CDC-defined threshold for an epidemic.
Yet we are still going to keep making idiots out of ourselves over it for another year.
Friends, have you seen the cartoon “Masha and the Bear”? It’s on Netflix.
Masha is a total pest but her relationship with the bear is exactly like mine was with my great-grandfather who raised me. It’s uncanny.
And yes, my great-grandfather was a saint.