Adam Corolla has a wonderful and important new video for Prager University about the amazing, and oh-so-necessary human capacity for change.
First the video, and then a personal confession.
Once upon a time I used to believe some pretty foolish things. Jewish, lower-middle class, born and bred in Brooklyn, my family were (and many still are) doctrinaire Democrats.
I was taught that Republicans were for rich people and Democrats for the poor. I was convinced that Republicans were—every last one of them—anti-Semitic to the core.
Naturally, it was an article of faith in my family that FDR saved the United States from robber barons, and the best friend Jews ever had. Never mind that FDR’s New Deal only prolonged the Depression. Never mind that FDR refused to open America’s shores to desperate Jewish refugees. Never mind that FDR pledged to Ibn Saud that he would never support a Jewish state in the Middle East. The FDR cult of personality—a substitution for religion and G-d— still holds firm in the minds of ossified Jewish Democrats.