Remember when it was impolite — even offensive — to stereotype people? Well, a giant exception has been carved out by Critical Race Theory, and the new Karen movie — about a horribly racist Southern white woman harassing a mild and virtuous black family — is its cinematic debut. This is how the left sees America, and this is how they want you and everyone else to see it. They’re doing everything they can to divide us. Act accordingly.
Theodore Dalrymple, an English writer and retired doctor, compared the healthcare systems for humans and pets in the UK, and found that “on the whole it is better to be a dog. As a British dog, you get to choose (through an intermediary, I admit) your veterinarian. If you don’t like him, you can pick up your leash and go elsewhere, that very day if necessary. Any vet will see you straight away, there is no delay in such investigations as you may need, and treatment is immediate. There are no waiting lists for dogs, no operations postponed because something more important has come up, no appalling stories of dogs being made to wait for years because other dogs — or hamsters — come first.”
The same comparison has been made in the US, where it has been noted that hospital competition is limited by “certificate of need” regulation (in which state agencies decide how many hospitals there should be), whereas veterinary hospitals can open anywhere and veterinary care competition is sometimes fierce.
Two short films have been made on this subject: How to get Affordable Healthcare, by We the Internet TV, and Treat Me Like a Dog: What Human Healthcare Can Learn From Pet Care, by Ted Balaker.
Tank is a chase film about an Army sergeant who uses his own Sherman tank to rescue his son from a corrupt local sheriff and make a run for the state border. This film has heart and would make a great family pick; it’s a popular film for Father’s Day.
After the Promise tells the story of a naive Depression-era widower who applied for welfare, only to be robbed of his family by state child protection bureaucrats, and who had to fight for years to get his kids back. It’s a tear-jerker of the first order, all the more so because it’s based on a true story.
Night Crossing tells the true story of a heroic and ingenious father who organized an escape for his family from East Germany to the West via a homemade hot air balloon.
Socialism’s defenders have been very creative (and deceptive) in finding ways to defend its relentless failures. Journalist John Stossel takes some of these narratives apart in this two-part series, Five Myths About Socialism.
The Federalist reports that The Tolkien Society, a literary organization founded in 1969 that promotes Tolkien’s works, has gone woke. This year’s conference will feature papers such as, Gondor in Transition: A Brief Introduction to Transgender Realities in The Lord of the Rings, The Lossoth: Indigeneity, Identity, and Antiracism, and Something Mighty Queer: Destabilizing Cishetero Amatonormativity in the Works of Tolkien. Needless to say, all this is pretty far afield from Tolkien’s writing and from the intended purpose of his foundation. Be thankful his Lord of the Rings trilogy was so masterfully brought to film before all these new woke interpretations had made their way into Hollywood thinking.
Just as a reminder, this is what Tolkien is supposed to be about…
Economist Adam Smith was born on June 16th, 1723. Per AdamSmith.org, “Smith railed against merchants using their political influence to win monopolies, tax preferences, controls and other privileges that distort markets in their favor—what today we call crony capitalism. He concluded that government must be limited to its core functions of providing the defense, justice and infrastructure that is needed for commerce to succeed. Leave people free, end cronyism, and the results will amaze you. Smith’s ideas were highly influential. The great free-trade era they ushered in, and the enormous rise in wealth it created—particularly for the poor—did indeed amaze the world.”