From Pine View Farm

The Anachronism 0

Image of Grittu. the mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers, and of Queen Elizabeth II with her Corgis.  Caption:  One of these is a mascot that exists essentially to promote a brand and has no governing power.  The other is Gritty.

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I find Prince Harry and Meghan Markel’s stories of how they were treated credible. After all, it was English settlers who fostered America’s original sin of chattel slavery and created the myth of white racial superiority so as to ease their consciences (and line their wallets).

What most strikes me, though, is the downright petty nastiness of the treatment they received. Even bigots are capable of being polite.

I’m a Southern Boy. I have known in my lifetime many bigots who are capable of politeness. It doesn’t make them any less bigoted, but at least they were able to dress up their bigotry in Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes.

Also, I don’t get Americans’ fascination with the British royal family. Nor that of PBS viewers with soap operas set in Edwardian England. Grump, grump, grump.


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