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Offline TboneAgain

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A different take on the Left's endless hypocrisy
« on: September 19, 2017, 09:54:58 AM »
Victor Davis Hanson has written a very interesting piece for National Review Online that gives a refreshing and different perspective on the sometimes shocking hypocrisy of the Left. In these days of dismantling and defacing statues of Civil War figures, he wonders how the popular culture's romantic obsession with the Confederacy survives without condemnation.

Here's a small snip that contains one of many examples VDH cites....

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But in such a Jacobin climate, shouldn’t civil-rights activist Joan Baez, for example, be condemned retroactively for her thought crimes?

She jump-started a second career in 1971 with her rendition of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” Her likely motivation for redoing the tune, aside from natural career concerns, was that it’s a powerful lyric piece and a magnanimous expression of empathy for the South’s post-war poverty and humiliation. But for anyone else, romancing slavery and racism would still be a felony in the eyes of the Orwellian thought police.

Instead Baez’s perennial exemption is simply because she is, after all, Joan Baez.

You can read the whole thing here: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/451486/confederate-chic-when-leftists-love-johnny-reb
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Re: A different take on the Left's endless hypocrisy
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 10:34:21 AM »
Her name still carries "Cringe Value" after all these decades. Kind of like digging up the dead, to make sure they're still dead, the stench alone confirms that fact.
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Re: A different take on the Left's endless hypocrisy
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 02:14:52 PM »
Joan Baez - doesn't he play 2B for the Cubs  ?

 

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