The Jaundiced Eye, #2

Thomas Fleming

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July 8, 2019

White people in Detroit got angry when they discovered that, if they wanted to attend a rap concert, they would be charged more than persons of any other color.  Why am I not outraged?  I think any reasonable person would think the poor chumps should be fined and jailed for buying a ticket.

The US Women's Soccer Team is demanding Equal Pay.  I thought they were feminists.  Shouldn't it be Equal Pay for Equal Play, in which case they should be playing against men's teams.  Anyone remember Hank Junior's line, "I'm not a soccer man, I'm an Oilers' fan."?  A few months ago the ex-punk tennis star John McEnroe made the mistake of praising one of the Williams sisters as a great woman player, he was asked, "Why a woman player."  He then made the worse gaffe of explaining the fact of life, that there are dozens of men who could blast all the top women off the court.

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

1 Response

  1. Avatar James D. says:

    I caught a quick glimpse of an android with purple hair on tv the other night. It appeared that Anderson Vanderbilt was playing on the women’s soccer team.