Thursday, June 2, 2016

Google Schmoogle


"I believe that a man must be a good patriot before he can be, and as the only possible way of being, a good citizen of the world. Experience teaches us that the average man who protests that his international feeling swamps his national feeling, that he does not care for his country because he cares so much for mankind, in actual practice proves himself the foe of mankind; that the man who says that he does not care to be a citizen of any one country, because he is the citizen of the world, is in fact usually and exceedingly undesirable citizen of whatever corner of the world he happens at the moment to be in. In the dim future all moral needs and moral standards may change; but at present, if a man can view his own country and all others countries from the same level with tepid indifference, it is wise to distrust him..."--Teddy Roosevelt

Did you know it's Lotte Reineger's 117th birthday?

Are you one of the fraction of a fraction of a fraction who even know who she is--or was?

She was a pioneering animator, before Disney even. And she died 35 years ago. But that didn't stop Google from giving her an icon today.

Yet nothing for Memorial Day, a day we all know, honoring millions of veterans who died for our country.

Google can honor the dead. As long as They Were Not Soldiers Once. Everytime a bi-curious Bolshevik ballerina wins a bowling trophy, Google puts up an icon. But not for the patriots who made their business and their freedom possible. Ingrates.

In the Age of the First Anti-American president, you can't help but feel Google is anti-patriotic, too.

Great Shame!

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