Friday, November 29, 2019

A Thought For Thanksgiving

     Things are so good in this country — so incredibly and miraculously good, that millions of us have the luxury, the unprecedented luxury, to worry about Taylor Swift’s problems with some guy named Scooter. Things are so good in this country, Taylor’s problems are national news, a drama we follow like we used to follow the Lindbergh kidnapping or the Kennedy assassination. Things are so good, tens of millions of us live with the extravagance to invest ourselves in the silly problems of a talented, famous, pretty, young, healthy woman worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

     Taylor Swift has 85 million Twitter followers, that’s 18 million more than the president of the United States.

     And whenever I see us fretting over Taylor and Scooter, whenever we are keeping up with the Kardashians, all I can say is, My God, I love this country.

     -- John Nolte --

1 comment:

Linda Fox said...

I wrote my own post about the same essay, before reading this. Serves me right.