The teens from Covington Catholic represent everything too many on the left love to hate.
As this essay notes,
“Every year, on or near the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, hundreds of thousands of Americans go to Washington, D. C., to join the March for Life and protest that infamous decision. The March for Life is peaceful and orderly, and every year the major media outlets contrive to pretend it doesn’t exist.
“Until this year.”
Whether because the sheer size of this year’s March for Life – an estimated 300,000 participants – rattled the guardians of the Left, or whether because Trump Derangement Syndrome led them to zero in on a group of Catholic schoolboys who were wearing MAGA hats (distinctive hats have become a common feature of the March, as a way for groups to hold together and identify their members), what should have been a minor, inconsequential footnote to the March has been blowing up social media ever since.
According to the dominant narrative, this group of students from all-male Covington Catholic High School, supposedly “surrounded and intimidated” a Native American “elder,” one of them reportedly committing the unpardonable sin of “smirking” as the American Indian in question chanted and drummed well inside his personal space: in fact literally inches from his face, as the picture above indicates.
I thought when I first heard this story that there had to be more to it than that, and indeed, there is! Continue reading “Public Enemy Number One | Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture”