Thanksgiving weekend marks the official kickoff of the holiday season and it’s always a busy one. Today for example Raj, Little Mo, DeweyFromDetroit and I traditionally go see the Nutcracker. No, not Val Jar or Lady M –
The Nutcracker I’m talking about is Tchaikovsky's ballet. Neither of our Big White nutcrackers enjoy the music, greatly preferring the beat and lyrics of a good Beyoncé song and dance to that of classic ballet. Odd, as Bey has been known to “borrow” from the ballet art form. And I’m not just talking about the ballerina heels she sometimes wears:
I guess you can’t blame MO and Val for not liking the ballet. I mean, the man behind the musical genius of the Nutcracker, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was obviously the beneficiary of white privilege, having attended the Russian Imperial School of Jurisprudence before settling on a musical career. Heck, he died before the Bolshevik Revolution even got underway; still enjoying his white privilege guilt free.
Still, I think if they went to see the Nutcracker our nutcrackers would find much to enjoy.
For example, I think Lady M could identify with the Mother Ginger character (who has frequently been portrayed by a cross-dressing male dancer in blackface). And her costume would make Lady M’s butt look small.
And as for Val-Jar…well, you know:
The Rat King, slaying the wooden soldiers
and they both enjoy the Ruskie dancers:
Well, I’ve got to run. I hope you all enjoy wrapping up the holiday weekend with your own end-of-leftovers dance.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network