The divided, confused, betrayed American public owes a debt of gratitude to the National Pastime this morning, and not for the first time. The stirring World Series win by the Chicago Cubs in Cleveland, and the joyous celebration afterwards, is exactly what this besieged and angry republic needed.
Well, that and a competent and respectable Presidential candidate to vote for, but you can’t have everything.
On social media, however, one was reminded why we have such miserable options to lead the country: ignoramuses. For during the game, multiple social justice warriors, doubtless confused because no players protested the National Anthem during the game, took to Twitter to exclaim that there was a Klu Klux Klan sign at the World Series!
1. Here is yet another life competence and cultural literacy tip: Learn the basics about the major sports and games central to your nation’s history and culture. “K” is the baseball scoring symbol for a strike-out ( a backwards K means a called, as opposed to swinging strike three). When Washington’s Max Scherzer tied the all-time strike-out record this season, there was a row of 20 Ks in the stadium. ARGGHHH! IT’S THE SUPER KLU KLUX KLAN!!!
2. Eight years of relentless racial grievance-hustling and exploited race conflicts, real and imagined, have rendered significant numbers of people inclined to see racism everywhere. The country was like that about Communism in the Fifties. It is not a healthy state of mind
3. The old adage is “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.” (It was not said by Mark Twain or Abe Lincoln.) Twitter requires an updated version, which could be called “The Trump’s Maxim,” not because he would ever say it, but because it needs to be said to him:
“It’s bad enough to shoot off your mouth when you don’t know what you’re talking about, but to do so on Twitter, where your stupidity can infect millions, is inexcusable.”