Dear Ms. Walker:
As an avid reader of the Wall Street Journal, I particularly enjoy their column “Notable & Quotable,” since their selections are usually very enlightening.
So, at first, I was taken aback when they published an excerpt from your end-of-year blog: Alice Walker gives thanks to Julian Assange and Noam Chomsky.
But I did find it enlightening.
I had previously thought that you were just another Jew-hating, Israel-bashing second-rate writer. I mean, I remember how you begged Alicia Keyes not to go ahead with her Tel Aviv concert last summer.
I’m so glad Alicia ignored you. She played to a sold-out crowd, opening with “Ma koreh, Tel Aviv?” (“What’s happening, Tel Aviv?”) and I heard she nearly brought the house down!
But I digress.
And now I realize:
Your hatred of Israel stems from the fact that you are a committed Leftist.
And I do believe that all Leftists should be committed. (Btw, I hear the food is pretty good at Manhattan State Psychiatric Center.)
First of all, you thank so many (really, who are these people?) for sticking their necks out for “the collective.”
The collective? Wow, you sound like an old Marxist. Oh wait…
But I did recognize a few names:
Chelsea Manning: May you have joy- you deserve this for the risks you took – never doubt that it will come to you again. You are seen, and cherished. Your courage represents the joy, and the compassion, the world will follow.
You’re kidding, right?
But here’s the part that really had me falling off my chair, laughing:
And last but not least, Noam Chomsky. Long before I knew who this great teacher was I was riding around the Cape with Howard Zinn (A People’s History of the United States) on my way to Wellfleet where his wife Roz was waiting lunch for us. The Zinns were old and dear friends. Howard mentioned playing tennis. I couldn’t believe it. I’d never heard anything before about him playing tennis. He said Oh, yes, I play tennis. I play tennis with Noam Chomsky. I think he said every Thursday and I think we must have been passing the tennis court. Since that time whenever I’m really depressed about the political situation in America, which is often, I think of these two great beings playing tennis. That’s when I know we the people have every chance of winning.
So, you were friends with the late Howard Zinn? Wow, birds of a feather really do flock together!
I will give Zinn credit for two things: He fought (as a bombardier) in WWII, and he was an early champion of civil rights (early 50’s).
b.s. drivel nonsense revisionist history of the U.S. is not even worth the paper it’s printed on.
And Noam Chomsky? Please, don’t get me started. (Great job, Professor Chomsky, convincing Stephen Hawking to join the Boycott Israel crowd!)
But I digress again.
Here’s my point:
“We the people” does not mean your tired/old/has-been/Leftist/ self-hating cronies.
“We the People” means us: millions and millions of Americans who love our country. We are proud of our country. We believe that our country is exceptional. We believe, as President Reagan said, that “we are…the last best hope of man on earth.”
So, here’s the thing:
2014 is here.
“We the People” are fed up.
And fired up.
So, hold on to that pathetic visual of Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky playing tennis together.
You’re gonna need it.
Happy New Year!
P.S. If you’re depressed right now, please do not read the article listed below:
P.P.S. If your depression persists, you might want to consider seeking medical attention.
You did sign up for Obamacare, right? 🙂