December 30, 2017

Our Grouchy Adversaries

A PhD buddy posts this on Facebbok:

"Just the other day, I was in my neighborhood Starbucks, waiting for the post office to open. I was enjoying a chocolatey café mocha when it occurred to me that to drink a mocha is to gulp down the entire history of the New World. From the Spanish exportation of Aztec cacao, and the Dutch invention of the chemical process for making cocoa, on down to the capitalist empire of Hershey, PA, and the lifestyle marketing of Seattle's Starbucks, the modern mocha is a bittersweet concoction of imperialism, genocide, invention, and consumerism served with whipped cream on top. No wonder it costs so much." -- Vowell

How do these people get out of bed in the morning? I had been thinking frequently of my biological brother and his friend, wondering if they are as miserable as their public personae.

I know the friend only through Facebook; he seems rather humorless, but I might be missing something. My brother has a humor quite similar to mine. He has turned me onto offbeat cartoonists and we share appreciation for the unusual and abstruse. We both enjoy Monty Python, but he has an encyclopedic knowledge of "Beyond the Fringe" whom I know only from the "Secret Policeman's Ball" concerts.

I hope they're both happy, as my friend, Doctor-Sad-At-Imperialism seems. It seems a crushing weight. I hate to see my generation discard the benefits of liberty, but the SJW burden seems far more severe.

Ah well -- another Mocha Latté?

UPDATE: I did not recognize the name. Apperantly it is author. historian, and NPR celeb Sarah Vowell.

From the other side Posted by John Kranz at December 30, 2017 12:36 PM

And now that Apple Inc. has admitted that they intentionally throttled performance on user's phones, coldly succumbing to the Evil Corporate Profit Motive, nothing produced by that once acceptable business must ever be tolerated.

Hell, being a true SJW is even harder than being a vegan.

Posted by: johngalt at January 2, 2018 3:21 PM

I was once a vegan, but I've never been a true SJW -- I think that proves it.

Posted by: jk at January 2, 2018 6:26 PM | What do you think? [2]