From Black History Month Straight Into Irish-American Heritage Month...
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So we have emerged unscathed—well, except for those Asian-Americans who got mugged in the street by "white supremacists"—we have emerged from Black History Month straight into Irish-American Heritage Month.

Yes, that's what we have emerged into. I know this because President Biden proclaimed it, in an actual proclamation from the White House, March 1st.

Before getting to the "I do hereby proclaim" part, Joe gives us a heart-warming account of his Irish grandparents Ambrose Finnegan and Geraldine Blewitt, who migrated from the Emerald Isle to the U.S.A. around 1900—legally, I hope.

I guess I'm OK with this, except I think it's getting out of hand. I note that March is also Women's History Month and that next Monday, March 8th, is International Women's Day. So I guess if you're an Irish-American girl, you are twice blessed.

There are more than 150 sovereign nations in the world, though, and way more ethnicities—Catalan, Uighur, Hmong, and so on. If you're up-to-date with identitarian ideology, there are also seventy-something genders. They can't all—every nation, every ethny, every gender—they can't all have a month.

What if Kamala Harris becomes President, one way or another, and is overcome by a fit of filial piety. Shall we then have proclaimed an Indian-American Heritage Month and a Jamaican-American Heritage Month in honor of her antecedents? And then, if she decides to transition to one of the other genders, shall we get a Stone Butch Appreciation Month proclaimed? The imagination reels.

Not that I'm bothered, mind. My own forebears are all English as far back as I know. So long as these White House proclamations are published in the English language, I'm going to rest content knowing that every month is English-American Heritage Month.

Flanders and Swann agreed:

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