From a woman in her 50s who has spent nearly her entire life in government-funded jobs:
I put an American flag on our front porch. Today’s the first day in years I’ve been proud to be an American.
“proud to be an American” implies that it is somehow better to be an American than to be something else. Virtually any other country on the planet should be objectively superior as an ID due to having zero Trump voters. Why is it an accomplishment (and therefore the subject of pride) to be “American” rather than to be Nigerian, Laotian, Norwegian, or Bolivian?
From a guy whose paycheck is derived from federal taxpayer funds:
A Maskachusetts suburbanite’s feed:
An MIT graduate’s feed:
Weeping with joy, with relief, with hope.
Three from a Harvard graduate’s feed:
His summary: “This is like my childhood in the USSR. When the new general secretary got appointed, there were tears of joy and dancing in the streets. When can we start asking when children will be let out of cages and reunited with their parents?”
Readers: What are your favorite public expressions of support for America’s new rulers?
An inauguration meme sent by a friend:
- “Surgeon General Jerome Adams says Biden transition asked him to resign” (The Hill), regarding a Black guy who lost his job to an immigrant, just as predicted in “Effects of Immigration on African-American Employment and Incarceration” (NBER): “For white men, an immigration boost of 10 percent caused their employment rate to fall just 0.7 percentage points; for black men, it fell 2.4 percentage points. That same immigration rise was also correlated with a rise in incarceration rates. For white men, a 10 percent rise in immigration appeared to cause a 0.1 percentage point increase in the incarceration rate for white men. But for black men, it meant a nearly 1 percentage-point rise.”