Jan 27, 2022
David Waldman and Greg Dworkin deliver the latest, broadcast from KITM World Headquarters, a microcosm of America located in the heart of Virginia, a microcosm of America.
Public schools just seem to be designed to make children less ignorant and more independent, and therefore have always inspired conservative fear and hatred. Whatever schools are for, if you are against it, you’ll get Republican votes.
Virginia schools are melting down and Glenn Youngkin promised to light the torch. Most VA school districts are resisting but Youngkin voters are just happy to know some are suffering like they do in their imaginations. A Mississippi mayor is defunding any county library that stirs any of his homosexual anxieties. A school board in Tennessee banned a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, Maus. It must be not only too soon to address the Holocaust, but also the overt sexuality of the first African American hit play, 1921’s Shuffle Along, and of course that wantonly hotsy-totsy song “I’m Just Wild About Harry”.
Does the rest of the country meet these folks “halfway” in order to save democracy? Or is a more radical solution needed? Oh, maybe later we’ll get to that. First, we need to confirm a new Supreme Court Justice, quickly and fuss-free, like the last one. Of course, it would help to have a vacancy or two, but really everything is up for debate.