Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bye, bye, Alex! Pity about the ten-dollar bill ...

 Alexander Hamilton was the man who established our financial system, and a Founding Father to boot, but never mind that old stuff! He will soon be replaced on the $10 bill by an image of (but you already guessed this) a woman, and of course the woman will be Of Color, else the cashier will have to give a trigger warning every time they (sic) give out a tenner in change.

No problem! The obvious choice is Rachel Dolezal. What better avatar for the United States of America in the second decade of the 21st Century? We no longer know who we are or where we are going, or whether we have any right to go there at all. We might as well emulate Ms Dolezal, and adopt her identity confusion as our own. Indeed, why not go all the way and replace the dollar with the franc, and "In God We Trust" with "We Identify As Switzerland"?

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