As someone who was so repelled by the South’s heinous record of discrimination and savagery against blacks that I moved all the way to Seattle to get out of the virulent remnants of that culture, it is grimly satisfying to me to see parts of the South, however slowly and painfully, begin the process of accepting and honoring the enormous cultural contribution of its early African American settlers.
Whatever happens, make no mistake about it: this fractious time in America is at least as much about entitlement as any other single factor.
Trump told these folks – in carefully coded statements like “There are very fine people on both sides” – that their hatreds and suspicions are okay.
David Sirota performs that same function in his investigative journalism that reviewers on social media perform with doctors: a necessary dose of reality.
A great deal of wine appreciation has to do with our early wine indoctrination and whatever the current, ever-changing cultural Hot Thang was when we were at our most impressionable.
Somewhere along their evolution, Canada grew up. They looked around at their situation and looked at ours and said, “Nah, let’s not.”
If you like having the choices and don’t want to lose the privilege of having options AND great, fun visits to local breweries, wineries, and distilleries, KEEP GOING BACK AND BUYING BOOZE.
We possess the technology, we have the pressing need. It’s time to live in the 21st century, folks.