Last night I spoke at my alma mater, a public high school in New Jersey, whence I was graduated in 1976. It was a nice group, and amazing to me how Asian the school had become. When I was there, there was one Asian family. Last night, out of 300 grads, there were 24 "Kims" alone. It was a nice evening; I spoke for only about 6 or 7 minutes; and I saw some old classmates, including one on the board of ed. Admin, teachers, students -- all were very nice and impressive.
This morning one former classmate (whom I did not see) mentioned it on our class page on Facebook. One of my other classmates (whom I don't really remember) responded by writing, "If you were in high school with Rudolf Hess in 1905, would you profess to be proud of his accomplishments?"
Most of us are used to name-calling. I do, however, continue to find it extraordinary how casually those on the left throw out Nazi allusions. And are willing to politicize what are non-political events at a drop of the hat. I'm sure most people out there have their own stories.
The good news: Had a great lunch with Diane Ellis today in NYC.