The Corner

Attention, Thing One and Thing Two

Who needs Mom and Dad when Parent One and Parent Two will do just fine?  My New York Post column on the subject of the State Department’s new PC-compliant passport applications for children born outside the country is now up.  A flavor:

But cultural vandalism is the order of the day. Like the Bolsheviks rampaging through the manor houses and dachas of the nobility after the Russian Revolution, the PC police gleefully consign history to, well, the ash heap of history, confident that they’re in the service of . . . what, exactly?

For more than two centuries, dating back to Rousseau, the left has been waging an unrelenting war on the wellsprings of Western civilization, as if it were some deliberate, malign conspiracy against an oppressed minority instead of the bulwark against savagery that picked up the pieces of Greco-Roman culture and transformed them into the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. No society is perfect, but where would you rather be? Dubuque or Darfur? San Francisco or Riyadh?

These people never sleep.

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