Wednesday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 75. Sunrise is 6:28 AM and sunset 7:15 PM, for 12h 47m 32s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 2.6% of its visible disk illuminated.
The native-born, conservative populists often insist how sensible they are, and yet, and yet… refugees from Afghanistan have a better appreciation of the benefits of American vaccines.
Here one sees the populists’ problem: they may be native-born, but too many of them lack the acculturation (both moral or general) that many of their fellow Americans (and migrants from the other side of the world) possess.
The populists’ ‘common sense’ looks more like a rationalization for their own lack of serious reading and reflection.
Only a generation ago, it would have been conservatives who would have told those like today’s populists to try for a higher standard than conspiracy theories and excuses. Yesterday’s conservatives would have been right: those who want to be respected need to act respectably.
If it should be too hard for these conservative populists to reach proper acculturation by their own lights, they need only look for inspiration to the higher standards of Afghan refugees now arriving in America.
A pair of squawking, thrashing, bald and violently pink twins arrived in the world in Madrid on Sunday, much to the relief of their mother and all those working to ensure the giant panda population continues to claw its way back from the brink.