Cancel Barack Obama, Alexander Hamilton, again, biological sex, sheet music, Ken Burns, and the entire state of Georgia?

The woke continue to march, labelling formerly beloved leaders as “oppressors,” rewriting the history of a Founding Father, claiming biological sex is problematic, launching a war on sheet music and Ken Burns, and of course the entire state of Georgia.  It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the world of the woke! Just when… Continue reading Cancel Barack Obama, Alexander Hamilton, again, biological sex, sheet music, Ken Burns, and the entire state of Georgia?

Unprovable accusations: Whatever happened to basic fairness and objectivity?

From Buckingham Palace to The Bachelor, claims of rampant institutional racism abound with no means to verify or resolve them and little ability to mount a defense.  Imagine, for a moment, if we treated real crimes this way... Buckingham Palace is a hotbed of racism.  The Bachelor and Bachelorette exploit rather than protect people of… Continue reading Unprovable accusations: Whatever happened to basic fairness and objectivity?

The woke have one wild week

From Madonna to Mr. Potato Head, Coca-Cola to The Bachelor with our education system in between, woke culture was on the march last week.  Submit, be cancelled, or rebel? “Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and take a look around every once in a while, you might miss it.”  Ferris Bueller was referring… Continue reading The woke have one wild week

Cancel William Shakespeare?

Woke culture will not rest until all evidence of Western culture is erased, and not even the greatest writer in the known universe is safe.  A new movement aims to eliminate Shakespeare from classrooms to focus on diverse voices, completely upending the nature of genius in favor of identity politics, but what else is new?… Continue reading Cancel William Shakespeare?

World War Woke

French President Emmanuel Macron, backed by French intellectuals, rejects woke culture while in a single week in the United States a journalist is forced out from The New York Times, an actress is fired from Star Wars, and even a contestant on The Bachelor is under attack.  Racism is everywhere in the mind’s of the… Continue reading World War Woke

Cancel Bruce Springsteen?

From predatory policing to cancel culture with a touch of schadenfreude, a few lessons from the revelation of the rock legend’s DUI last year.  What kind of world are we living in? Yesterday, the news broke that bonafide music legend, Bruce Springsteen, was arrested in November for suspicion of DUI, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol… Continue reading Cancel Bruce Springsteen?

Generation X should be cancelled in its entirety

From using banned words to enjoying problematic movies, songs, and games, we’ve all done our part to promote racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, and everything else.  It’s time to repent our sins.  Or is it? Let’s face it:  Everyone born before 1980 has committed at least one cardinal sin against our increasingly woke culture.  Whether it… Continue reading Generation X should be cancelled in its entirety

Happy New Year! Three things to think about as we head into 2021

Free speech shouldn’t be up for debate, no single person has all the answers, and forgiveness and grace are essential What to say at the end of a challenging year? A wannabe pundit like myself has a few choices.  I can share my predictions for 2021 for those who care:  The media will remain obsessed… Continue reading Happy New Year! Three things to think about as we head into 2021

Stoicism: Can we stop the endless emoting and give the ancient philosophy a try in 2021?

The grievance and rage driving everything from erasing Abraham Lincoln to cancelling everyone we disagree with is unhealthy, but there is a better way to live your life and it’s certainly not toxic Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that has unfortunately fallen out of favor in recent years.  Oxford Languages defines the term simply as… Continue reading Stoicism: Can we stop the endless emoting and give the ancient philosophy a try in 2021?

Cancelling Eric Clapton

The legendary musician teams up with Van Morrison to raise money for musicians affected by coronavirus and chaos ensues over 45-year old racist comments In August of 1976, Eric Clapton went on a drug fueled tirade against immigration at a show in Birmingham, England.  The content is startlingly racist to modern sensibilities: “Do we have… Continue reading Cancelling Eric Clapton