I am of such an advanced age (let’s just say that my current age was a favorite number of the Babylonians!) that for me to announce that I was a native Californian was to claim something rather special and unusual. According to Dowell Myers of USC, however there are now enough of us native Californians so that we will soon be in leadership of the state. It seems to me that there is as much immigration as ever, but most of it seems to come from outside the United States – mainly Mexico, Asia, and Latin America – and concentrate in the old industrial neighborhoods first and the suburbs later; and more people now move from California to the other 49 states than the other way around. Perhaps as Iowa gave us our Anglo culture, we shall transmit our culture to Idaho and Colorado. But I feel good about being more the norm in many ways than ever before – particularly as I’m an Anglo, which is not the norm! (And where else does someone of Scandinavian and Northern Irish descent get to be called an Anglo)?
I was the old style of Religious Right, and I make no apologies, but I don’t consider myself to be a Christian Nationalist. This is, however, a distinction that is probably too subtle for the media to understand. I am […]
Just the other day I was behind a car that had painted on its rear, “Smile! Jesus loves you!” I am not sure that the person who did that was really evangelizing, also known as obeying the Great Commission (Matthew […]
There is a parallel between sports and democracy. Both depend on the ability to say, “You whipped me fair and square this round; just wait till next round.” And both, as we know them today, were English inventions. I have […]