8 thoughts on “Sunday, March 6, 2022

  1. Little green grasshopper watch out for owls on meth and jesus you should wear a mask if you want to be mirific smarty pants know it all.

  2. Catalina, About the truckers, I don’t understand the reference to Gone With The Wind being required reading. Would you mind elaborating?

  3. Kent, I assume you haven’t seen The Razor’s Edge from 1946 with Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney, Herbert Marshall an Clifton Webb. Also, Of Human Bondage, the one with Leslie Howard and a young and blonde Bette Davis, is very good.

  4. NOTE: The UN says that so far: Poland has taken in 505,582 refugees, Hungary 139,686, Moldova 97,827, Slovakia 72,200, Romania 51,261, Russia 47,800, Belarus 357

  5. Hi Roger, Obviously, the range and tenor of my OTP today was a sarcastic rant. I admit I really made a big leap — from the convoy of truckers headed to D.C.–to the controversy surrounding Critical Race Theory in school curriculums. Since January 2021, 41 states have introduced bills or taken other steps that would restrict teaching critical race theory or limit how teachers can discuss racism and sexism, according to an Education Week analysis. Fourteen states have imposed these bans and restrictions either through legislation or other avenues. I worry about that. Growing up as a young high schooler in southern California, although GWTW was not “required” reading, it was on the “summer reading list” and we all read the 1000+ pages. I do NOT think a book should be censored. However, I do think GWTW should be read with some deeper understanding of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Just as we read Jane Austen in the context of her day, and even discuss it with the lexicon of feminist theory as appropriate. There ARE some excellent articles which critique Margaret Mitchell’s popular novel GWTW (and the Hollywood movie) vis-à-vi critical race theory. Why We Can’t Turn Away from “Gone with the Wind” by Jacqueline Stewart (University of Chicago) https://humanities.uchicago.edu/articles/2020/06/why-we-cant-turn-away-gone-wind

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