… because ‘America was never great’
If only the high commissioner of lucky breaks had placed these ingrates in Burkino Faso, South Sudan, Myanmar, Togo, Guyana, Belize, the Seychelles, Kyrgyzstan, Papua New Guinea, Kirabati, Lesotho, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Moldova, Mali … Greenland, even …
some place where they could have dreamed big dreams
and achieved greatness
The Babylon Bee is replacing The Onion as the go-to source for humor here at Blaska Policy Werkes. We suspect that is because the conservative humor site has more batshit craziness to work with than the Onion. A.O.C. is practically its own laugh line.
“Everything is Bad, the World is Ending
and You Shouldn’t Have Kids,
Says Party of Progress.”
The old editor at the Policy Werkes would add this subhead: “Plus, you’ve got more white privilege than a loaf of Wonder Bread.”
The Werkes has been running a feature we suspect will get a thorough workout through November 2020 called “America Was Never Great.” That may as well be the unofficial theme of Democrats as the campaign season heats up. (At least the DNC has imposed forced busing on the 2020 Milwaukee national convention. Kamala Harris should be pleased.)
Without a hint of irony, Dane County’s Progressive Voice publishes a piece that puts Babylon Bee to shame. It is headlined,
“Many survive despite America, not because of her.”
One Natasha Oladokun got her piece published by meeting The Capital Times’ rigorous editorial vetting process; to be considered, an opinion piece must:
- Trash America first
- Claim to be a victim
- Cite racism, patriarchy, sexism and/or homophobia
- Promote socialism
- Demonize police
- Cherry pick history
- Name-check Donald Trump.
Ms. Oladokun hit on all cylinders. A word cloud from “Surviving America:”
United States is an imperial power … in the land her founders stole, soaked in the blood of indigenous people they nearly wiped out in entirety; nourished herself on the blood, bodies, and sweat of enslaved Africans … the languages, cultural traditions, … shed in the service of eventually becoming “white” … under the tyranny of Jim Crow … Black people continue to live under the brunt of militarized police violence … Trump [is] the inevitable result of 243 years of whiteness and capital …
Not exactly ‘I hear America singing’
Somehow, Ms. Oladokun survived Gulag America to be rewarded a fellowship in poetry, no less, at that notorious penal colony, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Proving that the UW is as attuned to the same politically correct frequency as that of Your Progressive Voice.)
The America Was Never Great movement is counter-intuitive (to put it mildly). A real whack job (to put it plainly). To those of us less woke, this nation’s great domestic debate is how to properly account for the hordes of people trying to cross INTO the U.S., legally and illegally. Insofar as the Werkes’ sophisticated intelligence-gathering devices (tin foil on the T.V. rabbit ears) can ascertain, no one is fleeing Trump’s United States for Venezuela or,— despite several Hollywood celebrities’ promises (Sean Penn, Barbra Streisand) — Canada.
Does your America ever smile?
Thank you to National Review magazine for bringing some early September sunshine to our mail box. (And NR is not exactly the Trump band wagon.) As welcome as Reagan’s morning in America, as optimistic as Tommy Thompson’s “Isn’t it great to be from Wisconsin!”
Thirty-one short, celebratory essays from authors as varied as Jonah Goldberg and Victor Davis Hanson, Lance Morrow and Nikki Haley, Kathryn Jean Lopez, and Heather Mac Donald. A few examples suggest the flavor:
Road Trips, The Middle Class, Freedom From Envy, Ancestral Diversity, Mount Vernon, Fifth Avenue, Vegas and Environs, Football, Plays at the Plate, Baseball on the Radio, Westerns, Irving Berlin, Motown, ‘When You’re Smiling,’ Dive Bars.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Your America-bashing is electing Republicans. Does your America ever smile?