What came first, the metaphor or the abomination?

This is not dreadful. It’s just not pretty.   Figuratively, literally, viscerally. What will people remember of us in 50 years?  Fifty years ago, what would people have thought of us and this demented cultural trajectory we boast? What do we think of ourselves now? California has come a long way, baby. The Golden State, American…

The Anti-American Pandemicism Movement

Trashing America has become the rote fashion accessory of the past year. Taiwan, New Zealand, Sweden and all those small homogeneous nations that vanquished COVID-19 are models to behold! America should be like them. Of course, it doesn’t deter the bashing that the pandemic happened under Trump’s watch, so the Anti-American Pandemicism Movement has overlapped…