ridiculous [ ri-dik-yuh-luhs ]: stupid or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at; Marjorie Taylor Greene.
sublime [sə-ˈblīm] extremely good; admirable; nine-year-old Khloe Joiner
By now, even if you didn’t read my last post, “You say “Gazpacho,” I say ‘Gestapo’…” (https://around-the-block.com/2022/02/10/you-say-gazpacho-i-say-gestapo/), I’m sure you’ve read about Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “Soup Nazi” moment. Calling her “ridiculous,” of course, is an affront to the word “ridiculous.”
But how about “sublime”? And who is Khloe Joiner?
Khloe is a nine-year-old who loves to read. She was featured on Ali Velshi’s MSNBC show yesterday. From the show’s website:
“I like reading fiction, and I like reading educational books,” [Khloe] says. “Those are both my favorite.” She also loves uplifting her community and helping to improve police-community relations. “Sometimes when cops have to pull over kids’ parents, they might be a little bit afraid or scared that something bad will happen.” So she founded “A Book and A Smile,” an organization that collects and donates books for police and other officials to give to children during high-stress situations.
As I wrote yesterday, videos can be worth “millions of words.” So, with that in mind, here’s the segment with Khloe from Velshi’s show:
I hope you agree with me that the world needs less of the ridiculousness of the Marjorie Taylor Greene’s of the world and more of the sublimeness of Khloe Joiner.
And if you do, go to her website, A Book and a Smile, (https://abookandasmile.org). Read more about Chloe and her organization. And, while you’re there, particularly in this world of book banning and organized ignorance, consider donating to this wonderful young girl’s cause.