American Consequences - August 2020


the Spotify and Liberace part. Our family is Heinz 57 flavors as far as genealogy, French, Irish, Colombian, Caribbean Black, Spanish and god knows what else but because I’m a contractor and we have a tendency to keep things simple (as everything looks like a nail seeking a hammer mentality) and we’re not as sophisticated as reporters. They’re getting rice with a few carrots and onions. – Richard S. P.J. O’Rourke comment: Richard, you have a gastronomically lucky family tree with branches of wonderful cuisines that you can “appropriate” – from yourself! I’ll bet even the rice with carrots and onions is delicious. At our house, we’re just Irish (“Boil everything!”) and part German (“Then serve it with sauerkraut.”) Very funny AND insightful comment about your kids and the woke state of mind. Back in the '60s I was a working-class kid going to college working on Interstate 10 from El Paso to Lordsburg, NM, in the summer to pay my own way. Most of my friends were in the same situation, and we loved the term “Mustang Maoist” mocking the rich (middle and upper middle class kids and others) who drove up to the street barricades in their Mustangs that momma and daddy bought for them. I think the first time I heard that term was reading about Mark Rudd – a street rad leader then. The anti-war crowd was a little different but shares some of the fundamental characteristics of the current crowd; some

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Almost fell out of my chair laughing! – Dave M.

P.J. O’Rourke comment: And some of the serious stuff we print can also knock you over, Dave. We suggest that American Consequences readers peruse the magazine while sitting on the floor. I like what you have written and agree with you. Keep up the excellent work. – T.G. P.J. O’Rourke comment: And we agree with you , T.G. Keep up the excellent support of the work we’re doing! Your inputs and ideas are the best! – Gonzalo C. P.J. O’Rourke comment: And we’re not going to disagree with you either, Gonzalo. PJ as usual has taken the temperature of the time and come up with an admirable response and a potential remedy. – Dave C. P.J. O’Rourke comment: Thanks, Dave. And I’ll resist making any jokes about where I put the thermometer to take the temperature of the times. Re: Things I Say to Drive My ‘Woke’ Kids Nuts I’m still laughing and I’m going to read this to my two “woke” granddaughters, one of which is vegan, and I can’t wait till I get to


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