LIONEL PODCAST: Confederate Flag Vexillology & American Media Idiocy

Et tu, Kanye? So, is Mr. west a bigot or a rube? Wait, let me rephrase that. No, on second thought, let it stand. Confederate flag talk is a waste of time and a perennial diversion. Let me explicate further herein. Or, rather, let me try to wade through the hyperbole and misinformation and distraction and obfuscation and deliberate propaganda. The subject matter enjoys the trivialization of pop media simplicity. Remember, we are a country that has been for days enthralled and caught in a transcendental rapture over the President use of the dread N-word. Behold our jejune appreciation of and for the irrelevant. Our appreciation for racial matters is unicellular and one-dimensional. And I’m being kind. We prefer the ideological low hanging fruit and issues that require little to no heavy lifting intellectually. As is usually the case, when we know nothing of history for perspective we make it up on the spot and dig our heels in. As Tolstoy reminds us, “History would be a wonderful thing if only it were true.”

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