Saturday, December 27, 2008

On Kwanzaa and romantic nationalism
From John Zmirak at Taki
What kind of holiday is “developed” as a “concept”? I’ll tell you what kind: Administrative Assistants’ Day.

Their ancestors were here, speaking English and picking cotton, while mine were planting potatoes and fishing the Adriatic.
He’s Croatian?*

On American black history:
We dragged them here, kicking and screaming. We didn’t set them entirely free until the ’60s — inviting them into the “mainstream” at the same time we filled it with cultural poison.
I’m not anti-immigration.

*Yes.

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