Not quite woke but pissed as hell

Call me a snowflake. I own it. At some point in the latter days of the 2016 election, some right-wing Twitter users created an artificial identity divide, calling themselves “deplorables” and Trump critics “snowflakes.”  If one is a snowflake simply by virtue of anger at injustice, watch me melt. On the evening of November 8, 2016, as commentators on CNN […]

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A cringeworthy slice of American pie

Here is some video from last Saturday’s gay pride festival, which I was planning to attend – if you want to know why I didn’t, read the previous post. Why cringeworthy?  Because the scene speaks to something in everyone, no matter where you stand on gay pride – the preachers isolate themselves from the larger group, who harass and hate them.  The preachers inflict on themselves a bit of responsibility for the festival participants’ souls.  It becomes symbolic of a city squarely in the bible belt governed by a gay mayor.  Ultimately, it is about American freedom – freedom to believe, to speak, to dance and declaim in the streets. If that isn’t American pie, what is?

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