I like Food. If you’ve read my books, Soda Pop Soldier is a good example (Here’s a post in which I wax on the greatest Burger ever), you’ll know I like to write about food. Just for the sheer pleasure of it and I think readers enjoy it too. Food is something, in this age of cultural division that we can all get behind. Y’know… because we all have to eat. Every day in fact.
But lately I’ve noticed the Social Justice War opening up a new front in which to push their cheap power grabbing Grievance Politics down my throat.
I listen to them to learn about restaurants, techniques, cuisines, and chefs. But lately I’ve been getting a Hometown Buffet-sized helping of what is being called Food Justice. I call it boorish obnoxiousness contrived on the part of socialist sycophants to download their ideas in yet one more weak medium in which to further strangle our culture. Public Radio is the biggest offender.
Two different podcasts last week, Evan Kleiman’s Good Food out of KCRW in LA, and Christopher Kimball’s new Milk Street, both ladled out extra helpings of self righteousness at the expense of our enjoyment.
Kleiman’s check from George Soros must’ve cashed because she drove her Social Justice Fighter straight into the deck of her show by ending it with this priceless gem regarding restaurant awards that don’t highlight minority business owners. She claimed this was an important issue because of “America’s White Supremacy Problem.” A given, y’know… because we’re all bigots.
Are you kidding? Do you live in some kind of Jim Crow fantasyland? Do you actually think that white people are getting together to do anything? I have yet to be invited to a White Supremacy meeting. And for the record white people are the least racist group of people I know.
I like how she delivers the line like it’s obvious to all. It makes me wonder if she’s the one who feels like she’s somehow better than everyone else and therefore she needs to express some kind of self flagelleting guilt.
The other example was Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street. Fun food podcast that has trended to stay fairly non biased. The most recent podcast I listened to involved a reporter eating tacos in San Antonio every day for a year. When asked by Kimball to share a final thought (visualize the slowest lob of an underhanded softball pitch ever) the reporter offered this: the moment when a taqueria owner told him “how important it was to be recognized as an immigrant who could contribute to America in these divisive times.” Which is to read: “Remember these times are only divisive because you people (White Guys) are such bigots what with wanting your taxes, educational opportunities and safe neighborhoods to be for you and your families and not some border jumping criminal with no skin in the game just because some side show carnie called Barack Obama wanted to get elected again.”
These are podcasts about food and as of late, like the movies, TV, books, sports, games, education, law, politics, weather, and just about everything else, everything else, all of it must instead be about Social Justice Politics which is basically socialism.
Kimball ended one commercial in that episode by actually using these words in relation to one another: “The” and “Great” and “Rachael Maddow”
So I guess we’re just throwing that word “great” around now in an attempt to make everything meaningless. Alexander The Great. Churchill. Leonardo Da Vinci, Babe Ruth… Rachael Maddow.
That’s just super.