Thursday, October 12, 2017

Perfect Genes

After weaklings like Lincoln, Wilson, FDR, JFK, and Reagan, I'm delighted we at last have a man in the White House with "perfect genes."

Trump and his men are pleased to point that out; and the few who are not are quick to remind us the president is a bit underschooled in history, so all should be forgiven.

The rest of us hear Trump's claim and eye our bank balances, to make sure there's enough to get us to Canada or Belize or you name it.

That's because we know the eugenicist's self-assurance isn't harmless snobbery, but hate.

It wasn't long ago (1899 in the example above) Irish immigrants were depicted in newspaper cartoons as apes, and slighted nearly as much as the brothers.

That vitriol is easy to forget, when you're not the target.

Me, I'm triggered when I walk through the cereal aisle and spot a box of Lucky Charms.

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