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By now most people have heard of “owning the libs.” Conservatives like to say outrageous things because they believe it will “trigger” liberals, who will not respond effectively.
Are conservatives right about this? Definitely, in my experience. It all too easy to trigger liberals. However, it’s surprisingly easy to trigger many conservatives. It might even benefit the nation if more liberals understood this.
“Cancel Culture” has been in the news lately. Conservatives complain that Liberals want to censor them, to silence speech they find offensive. There is some truth to their complaints, though it is also a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Many conservatives are all too eager to cancel speech they don’t like. When Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem, that was a form of speech, a form of protest. Trump and his followers demand that he be censored, cancelled: “Get that son of a bitch off the field.“
My approach is different. Rather than try to shut up people who disagree with me, I prefer to encourage them to speak, to share their views. Conceivably if enough moderates adopted my approach, it might at least somewhat tend to help heal our national divides.
Since chess is so much in the news lately due to The Queen’s Gambit, it’s a good time to post a video from the 1986 Broadway musical Chess. The only song from this show to hit the Top Forty song list was named “One Night in Bangkok. It’s pretty clever & worth a watch:
The Washington mayor has announced that the Nationals will be able to have fans in the stands this year–including on Opening Day. This will make some people quite happy. Here’s a photo from pre-Covid days:
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The Nicholas Brothers are also featured in one of my favorite classic movies, Sun Valley Serenade:
The full movie is available at YouTube. https://youtu.be/sCjCvOFBHFM (Option to rent appears after trailer). The full movie also features Glenn Miller, Dorothy Dandridge and Sonya Heine, the Olympic skating champion. I saw it & the only other Glenn Miller movie, “Orchestra Wives” (also good) at the AFI theater when it was at the Kennedy Center.
Closer to home, the Doc Scantlin Orchestra tries to replicate the type of show you would see at a 1930s-40s supper club. No talents as big as the Nicholas Brothers & Cab Calloway, but they are super entertaining. I’ve seen them a couple of times & would gladly go again.
The Washington Post has a truly, truly wonderful list. Let’s count our blessings for now and hope for even better news in the future. Our country now has a chance to return to true greatness, not the phony type. Will it happen? I don’t know. I do know that now we have a fighting chance.