Grey’s diversity

Every afternoon after lunch, we sit in the recliners for a little relax while watching Grey’s Anatomy, a TV series that apparently will never end, on Netflix. It’s in its 16th or 17th season with more to come. For contrast, Friends lasted 10 years, and Seinfeld ran for nine.

It has been accurately noted that neither Friends nor Seinfeld could be produced today due to political correctness and the Democrat/Socialist Party’s Cancel Culture and proclivity for actual violence. So what about Grey’s Anatomy which debuted in the fairly sane year of 2005? It’s astounding what it’s morphed into.

Diversity was not such an obsession in 2005 although the series began with some black characters and an Asian, which was totally realistic. Here at the Hacienda, we’ve just started the 16th season and, although the story lines are quite interesting, the characters and relationships are laughably unbelievable.

It’s well known that Showbiz hysterically promotes interracial couples as the norm and that gays are about 50 percent of the population. Everyone is accustomed to that while we simultaneously roll our eyeballs. But Grey’s Anatomy takes it to stratospheric levels.

About 90 percent of relationships, primarily the patients in Gray+Sloan Memorial, are multiracial, and some are multiracial and simultaneously gay or lesbian. Recently, a black woman with no husband in sight gave birth to a white baby.

Yes, it does get that silly.

The scriptwriters simultaneously and none-too-subtly toss anti-GOP slurs into the show. And there is frequent genuflecting to climate change, gun control, the usual suspects.

No matter. It’s fun to watch, and we’ll see it through, assuming it will ever end. And one must give credit to Ellen Pompeo, the show’s main star, for actually walking the walk. Her real-life husband is black and, of course, her three children are biracial.

Power to ’em, but it’s hardly the norm her show promotes.

Ellen and hubby strolling the multicultural streets of New York.

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While we are relentlessly told these days that multiculturalism and diversity are how things should be in a just world, the fact of the matter is quite the contrary as Simon Webb, one of The Moon’s contributing editors, demonstrated last month right here.

Kwanzaa vs. Festivus: You decide

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YOU’VE SURELY heard of Kwanzaa, the Christmas substitute for black folks, and lots of black folks “celebrate” it too, to their everlasting shame.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the roots of Kwanzaa, click here for full details.

Best to stick with Christmas, soul bros.

But if you’ve got a problem with a White Christmas, here’s a fine alternative: Festivus! It’s a seasonal holiday that doesn’t include a criminal element.

The great escape

Steve McQueen made a “Great Escape” over a border. Me too!

WHEN I LEFT America in January 2000, I thought I was merely moving to another country to start a new adventure.

While that was true, what I did not realize at the time was that I, just like Steve McQueen in the photo above, was making my own Great Escape. But I wasn’t escaping from the Nazis. I was escaping from the United States.

When I hightailed it, things were fairly normal above the Rio Bravo. Bill Clinton was president. The economy was running well, and people were getting along pretty good.

There was no Black Lives Matter. There were no Antifa thugs running riot in the streets. There were no geriatric socialist presidential candidates. Conservative speakers were not tarred and feathered on university campuses.

There were no Safe Spaces, and public restrooms were either “Gentlemen” or “Ladies” or sometimes “Setters” and “Pointers.” Humor had not been banned.

Still standing were the World Trade Center in New York, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. And nobody outside Illinois had heard of Barack Hussein Obama.

Farther afield, there were no Mohammedan mobs being invited into European nations, nor to the United States either. Gays were not suing Mom & Pop bakeries over wedding cakes.

You got your porno on DVDs through the mail. It took some cash and effort. Nowadays it requires neither.

There was no Twitter, Facebook or iPhones.

Television dramas and sit-coms were not expected to kowtow to thought police. I read recently that the wildly popular sit-com Friends could not be made today, and it’s true.

The cast was all white. They poked fun at ethnic groups. The show’s crimes against PC were relentless, but nobody cared back then. We just laughed and laughed.

Seinfeld too would be verboten.

But the laughter has faded away. You must avoid saying certain true things, or you run a real risk of losing your job and/or friends and your social standing.

Everything went to the devil after I moved south. I’ve witnessed it exclusively via the internet, not in person.

Man, oh, man, I got out of there in the nick of time.