What Gives Me Hope?

This Homecoming Queen and the school that roared with gladness at her coronation gives me hope:

“There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.” – GK Chesterton

The ideal American, held up for us all day long by the Manufacturers of Culture, is the winner of the grim Darwinian struggle for success in politics, business, entertainment, virtually none of whom any normal person would want to emulate in their lived existence since becoming Madonna, Trump, Obama, Romney, Gaga and Co. comes at the cost of one’s soul.

But the real American does this sort of thing all the time and only gets brief mention in “color pieces” on the evening news before our attention is directed back to the Ideal American by the winners of the grim Darwinian struggle who run our news and thought manufacturing industry. Trust the real over the ideal American every time.

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  • ivan_the_mad

    What good news! May God bless the young woman and all involved who affirmed that being a daughter of Eve and a child of God is a double dose of intrinsic beauty and worth!

  • Michaelus

    More here: http://www.felicianatoday.com/?p=6449

    “Mary Margaret is more outgoing than her dad and I. It is really a gift from God that she doesn’t see age, color, gender, or economic level. All she sees is a person and she loves them for who they are,” said Margaret Burns, Mary Margaret’s mother.

    Thanks for the good news Mark!

  • IC

    It’s interesting that a lot of Homecoming King/Queen contests end up this way–that the school rallies around someone who is “unexpected.” I remember our high school’s Homecoming Queen was a girl people liked for certain, but also a girl whose mother was dying (and whose father had died when she was a child). It was clearly a “we’ve got your back, Jane!” moment. In my opinion its the only reason to keep homecoming contests like these–because the high schoolers so often prove that they are better than the roles and games they are forced to inherit.

  • Odgie

    This story gave me hope too until I read the comments. Some of them are positively idiotic. My favorite is the fellow who weeps over the grave injustice suffered by all the pretty, popular girls who were denied their birthright by not being crowned homecoming queen. Read the comments if you don’t believe me.

  • Ted Seeber

    Had one local here in Portland that was the first *freshman* ever elected homecoming queen- a girl with cancer.

    Maybe the post-millenials are more moral than we wer.

  • Peggy R

    THe Cardinals’ performance these past 3 games doesn’t give me much hope.
    Sigh. Wait til next year.