Skip to comments.We are Breitbart (Honoring Andrew in Hell's Kitchen)
Posted on 03/07/2012 4:20:02 PM PST by OddLane
Monday night I had the honor of attending a tribute to the late Andrew Breitbart held in Hells Kitchen. Im not sure what I was expecting from the evening, but what happened is something that cant quite be put into words, although Ill try my best. Over the course of three hours, over a hundred people filtered into a cramped, slightly raucous Manhattan bar that-as one of my friends remarked at the time-Andrew himself might have enjoyed. After all, he spent more than a few pages of Righteous Indignation cataloguing the extracurricular activities he engaged in while matriculating at a university in the heart of the nations party capital, New Orleans.
This was not a party, of course, nor could it have been given the circumstances. Yet, you couldnt help but feel the joy-however subdued-present in that room filled with friends, followers and comrades-in-arms of the man who revolutionized how grassroots activism and citizen journalism were practiced in this country. No one was more dedicated to altering the status quo of society, a state he termed default leftism, or educating the public about their power to illuminate (deliberately) hidden truths than Andrew Breitbart. He was driven by a passion for truth and justice; not justice as conceived of by societys levelers, nor truth filtered through the prism of an historically marginalized gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation extolled by critical studies departments in order to diminish our national heritage, but common sense, bourgeois, patriotic, universal values that were instilled in him as a child and which were shared by millions of Americans who feel disenfranchised by what they see on the nightly news and read in their daily newspapers.
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A good read, well written. BTTT.
This so reminds me of the Max Stalling song: Fantasy Dinner and the good cheer of it. I tried to find some of the lyrics, but couldn’t find them, though the song is on youtube. It is Santa, Einstein, Elvis and Carmen Miranda at a party. I tried to take down some of the lyric but it just went too fast.