Skip to comments.Postcard From Zinnlandia
Posted on 06/23/2012 8:17:40 AM PDT by dagogo redux
I am on the MAX Red Line light rail car going from downtown Portland to the Airport. Some things socialists do better. Among them are public transportation, recycling, French poetry readings, yoga, coffee, artisan food and arthouse cinema. Would it that the counterscale were not so much more loaded.
Two hefty women in Birkenstocks and Nordic sweaters sit on the bench in front of me. They are either academics or lesbians or both. Portland is a babe magnet for this kind of babes.
One of them, silver bangles jangling, is showing a souvenir purchase to the other. Its a garden gnome, complete with a red cap and a Walt Disney tunic stretched taut over a rotund belly. The face, though, is less jovial than one expects on a gnome. An etched inscription on the base reads, Howard Zinn.
We are leaving Zinnlandia, after all that great land of the Pacific Northwest, rich in good wine, including zinfandel, and other bounties of nature. Howard Zinn and his doppelgänger, Noam Chomsky, are to the coastal zones of this blessed land what St. Patrick is to the Emerald Isle. And, like Finlandia, Jutlandia and Hollandia, Zinnlandia too has much Northern European DNA.
Zinnlandia is in Amerikka that racist, capitalist land of injustice, sexism, specieism, lookism, theism, militarism and homophobia. As a material and cultural Marxist, and skillful propagandist, Zinn a master of sieving American history for its worst nuggets is the perfect avatar for the self-flagellating white inhabitant of this land.
(Excerpt) Read more at brusselsjournal.com ...
It is well worth reading the entire article at the link, given that the Race Card and its after-effects are about all that the Left has remaining in their Presidential Campaign arsenal.
I agree - excellent read and great writing. The humor/irony used by the author is superb.
What the heck is artisan food? As if writing across my t-shirt, “I’m an artisan!”, will magically make lunch today extra special?