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On recognizing Veteran’s Day as a leftist American

A military portrait of Kurt Vonnegut as a young man. Kurt wears a military uniform and has short blonde hair and pale skin.

(CW: mental illness, war, suicide) There’s been a lot of talk within the American left about whether or not it’s appropriate, tasteful, or even ethical to recognize and celebrate our veterans. Younger leftists without historical context may not realize that we began having these conversations several decades ago, in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. […]

Race is an asinine social construct and that’s why Whoopi Goldberg was bad at describing it

Whoopi is an older woman with small glasses, dark skin, and blonde faux dreads. The image has a quote superimposed: On today's show, I said the Holocaust "is not about race, but about man's inhumanity to man." I should have said it is about both. As Jonathan Greenblatt from the Anti-Defamation League shared, "The Holocaust was about the Nazi's systematic annihilation of the Jewish people - who they deemed to be an inferior race." I stand corrected. The Jewish people around the world have always had my support and that will never waiver. I'm sorry for the hurt I have caused. Written with my sincerest apologies, Whoopi Goldberg.

Recently, for those who are just joining us for today’s episode of Trashy Celebrity Gossip Intersects With a Complicated Message About Social Justice, a la “That Funny Feeling” by Bo Burnham, Whoopi Goldberg has recently screwed up. As a cohost on talk show The View, during a discussion about the book Maus being removed from […]