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Does anything show our culture’s decline more clearly than our current obsession with children swimming from Alcatraz to the mainland?  Last year it was a 9-year-old.  Now it’s a 7-year-old!  A 7-year-old Dr. Seuss creature named Braxton Bilbrey!  What’s next?   Well, let’s see, 9… then 7…  A 5-year-old!  A 5-year-old will be next.  And I won’t be surprised a bit when somewhere someone says, “That’s what I hate about America.  They make 5-year-olds swim from Alcatraz to the mainland.”  (Disclaimer to the one emailer who became enraged when I joked about this last year: I’m kidding!  I think it’s great, and these kids are brave heroes.  Okay?)


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