KITES FALL into our yard on a fairly regular basis. They’re interesting glimpses into the culture.
This one fell yesterday. It is, as are they always, homemade. Three cross-sticks to which is attached plastic from a grocery store bag. In this case, Merza, a local chain. A different color bag, darker, provides strips for the tail. At the end of the tail is tied a couple of leaves to provide some weight and stability.
What you cannot see because I’d already balled it up and tossed it into the trash can is the string. As a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, these homemade kites always have the same weak link, the string, which is sewing thread.
Sewing thread is used, I imagine, for two reasons: It is very light, and if these super-light kites are to soar, light string is required. Also, sewing thread is cheap.
This is a low-budget operation.
Alas, long lengths of sewing thread snap easily at altitude, and the kites fall, often into our yard.
Kids still make their own kites in Mexico. I wish I could return these carefully constructed toys to their owners, but there’s no way to know where they are.
ALL YOU need is love. This nutty notion was born in the 1960s with the hippies, and it’s traveled down the years branded into the hearts of the hippies’ children and grandchildren.
The concept’s basic error is that all cultures are of equal value, that people around the world think the same.
The basic error is why so many support open borders, both literally and figuratively.
Open borders in Europe has led to Amsterdam and Sweden and Paris where Mohammedans run amok.
Closer to home, it’s led to places like Dearborn, Michigan, where now live lots of people who want to murder you.
Blame the Beatles. And ignorance.
LEFTISTS LOVE to scream racist at all contrary opinions.
And they love all black people and know them to be oppressed by whites. Problem is that black folks in America have not been oppressed by whites since around the 1940s.
That’s the early part of the previous century. And then only in some neighborhoods.
Here’s a video by an intelligent woman who will ‘splain to you why so many blacks in America are poor.
Nutshell: It ain’t racism. It ain’t lack of equal opportunity.
It’s bad behavior. It’ll get you every time.
AN EARLIER POST, Nincompoop Parade, focused on “liberal” media personalities who were gobsmacked by the fair-and-square election of Trump as president.
Let us turn now from the silly, East Coast swells masquerading as journalists and look at the legions of young Loony Tuners protesting — or rioting — in the streets.
Here’s a fellow named Chad Prather who puts it all in perfect perspective. Love the cowboy hat.
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(LOOK! The five most absurd ways leftists have responded to losing the presidential election. On the other hand, here is a 12-step program from The New York Times. It’s, of course, mostly left-wing nuttiness, but not entirely.)