A condition of widespread contempt for one’s own way of living is a sign of a weak, defenseless, decadent culture. Today’s Yashas pick up a copy of TheNew York Times that spreads the claim that America always was, and is today, defined by racism, and think, “Bravissimo, it’s about time someone stood up and told the truth about how immoral we are. What time is our dinner reservation?” Cultural elites cheer as the symbols of our heritage are torn off their pedestals and introduced to the bottom of the nearest river. A brief video, much shared this summer of unrest, showed a young white fellow in an apartment filming himself giving a thumbs up sign to a passing mob, only to be rewarded by having a brick thrown through his window: “Holy shit, we’re on your side,” someone in the apartment calls out, as a second projectile breaks another window. Pure Chekhov, that.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
… Chekhov’s 2020 vision by Kyle Smith | The New Criterion. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)