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The world is a better place

So in my twitter and Facebook feeds today I see lots of quotes from Maya Angelou – which means either it’s her birthday, or she has assumed room temperature. As it turns out, it’s the latter.

Let’s see…

  • Angelou was a big-time supporter of Fidel Castro, a man whose opulent lifestyle would have made Croesus blush. Castro’s conspicuous consumption was built on the backs of those Cubans he did not have killed or imprisoned. That should shed some ironic light on singing caged birds.
  • Angelou was a supporter of Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted cop killer and NPR commentator.
  • Angelou was a supporter of terrorists like the PLO.
  • Angelou was a supporter of affirmative action – the belief that blacks aren’t bright enough to obtain a job, an education, or a voter ID without the paternalistic help of white liberals.
  • Angelou was a supporter of Head Start – a program which has wasted millions and, based on several research studies, has had no verifiable impact on the lives of those children it was supposed to help.
  • Angelou was a supporter of “social justice,” which is the belief that anything in the world that is not as she would arrange it, is totally unfair. Of course, every believer in “social justice” believes that only their vision of a just world is truly just. “Social justice” is incompatible with actual justice.

This woman was every bit as vapid as her writing, and the world is a better place now that she is no longer a part of it.

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