Delia Ephron restores my faith in humanity, lazy Sunday pancakes - and other strategies for turning away from a news media "run by trolls"
Hi Tara- yet another reason why your substack is so awesome - I enjoy others but often get a bit of tunnel vision. Thanks for the mix basket of fruit!:)
Thank you Tara for your substack. Im loving it. The Long video , so funny. Also enjoying all recommended reads . UnHerd has been a favourite of mine over last 2 years. I no longer read/subscribe to any MSM publications and zero cbc/global/ctv news. Sad but we move on.
There's a war going on, but let's stop and make pancakes. Perfectly normal. Curious fact. The word for pancake in Russian is Blin, which is also a substitute word for Blyat if you want to curse about something but your babushka is nearby.
That link to Musa's article on Clarence Thomas was quite the read. After the George Floyd riots, I started doing my own research (doing 'the work', so to speak) and came across some amazing voices at FreeBlackThought.com The heterodox views are so enlightening. This left wing bigotry and racism by 'enlightened' white liberals is the real issue. It is so much more insidious and damaging.
From the article, "Many more expressed that, in many ways, it was actually easier to deal with overt racists and right-wingers over liberals because you knew where they stood. You could plan around that. You could work around that. You could have honest conversation with them. It was much harder to make progress with people who claimed to support the cause in principle at every turn, but who always came up with excuses to avoid making changes...." So, so good!
You really need to rethink this thought.
"vast majority of the population, both in Canada and in the United States, is only vaguely aware that these battles are even taking place."
I'll give you a notable minority are, in fact, living under rocks, but not a majority.
"there are still many, many people out there living their lives, finding joy"
Which in no way confirms your prior thought. Not mutually exclusive.
White liberals cannot be racist. Just ask them. They'll tell you that is an oxymoron.
One of the wonders of the "modern" world.
Thanks; more evidence that my subscription is well worth it.
Yes for more recipes!