Saturday, May 14, 2016

Red-Neck Summer Camp

  The lead article in a recent New Yorker said that Donald Trump won the Republican primaries because he tapped into white discontent. Certain whites, those who jumped into marriage before college, and now find themselves old, divorced, and poor; have but three choices: alcohol; opioids; and suicide. The New Yorker calls this despair. But to those living it, it's just another day.
  David Brooks, the columnist, admitted in a recent column that he had been blindsided by the Trump triumph. His explanation to himself was that he had been hanging around too much with people of his own ilk. He wanted to do something about this but did not say how. Perhaps he'll lunch at Manhattan's Country & Western themed restaurants.
  Getting in touch with the lower depths takes time. It may be too late for Columnist Brooks. But not too late for his children. At the least, he needs to send his kids to Redneck Summer Camp. I know it sounds scary. But your child can start gently, in a Red county in a Blue state: e.g. Roseau County in northwestern Minnesota.   Your child will spend his or her week with a certified and screened family of the redneck persuasion. You'll surely shake your head over the duct tape hammocks  your child has crafted, and possibly throw up over the redneck truck stunts gone wrong your child took part in. But hey, your kid made it home, albeit with a first degree sunburn. As you sit by your child's hospital bed, there'll be time to debate with them whether liberalism is or is not a mental disorder.

5 comments:

Chairman Joe said...

Funny. I always noticed my posts were posted two hours earlier than when I actually posted them. This was bracing. But after nine years I felt it was time, so I delved and discovered I was on Pacific time, which I very much liked, but no. So I studied to set things right. Had to go all over the Pacific, and up and down the Rockies, and when I saw Winnipeg. I grabbed it. From on now.

Joe said...


Vous êtes un véritable Dr. Who de la blogosphère! Formidable! Peut-être que vous pourriez commencer à écrire vos messages en français?

Chairman Joe said...

Peut-être

Catherine Stenzel said...

Aha! I see the elitists among us have begun to converse in a gol'dang foreign language. The Red Necks out there will think you're speaking in code to bamboozle them. As for the children's summer camp idea, ain't gonna happen. Liberals have no idea where Roseau County is. Even when you tell them it's in the NW corner of Minnesota, they still think you're talkin' about the Boundary Waters. Faux pas! Faux pas!

Chairman Joe said...

I tell those pointy headed liberals we're at the corner of North Dakota and Winnipeg, close to where you can see the polar bears. They nod sagely then.