The King's speech
Far-right propagandist Ben Shapiro recently denounced school lunch programs as being ineffective in dealing with the issue of child hunger in the United States. It was a profoundly ignorant statement.
No child should go hungry in the United States of America in 2023. When they do, the results are disastrous.
Ted Lieu’s response was spot on, but there’s a better one. It came 53 years ago from Elvis Presley, who said that this was his favorite song he ever recorded.
People, don't you understand
The child needs a helping hand
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me
Are we too blind to see?
Do we simply turn our heads
And look the other way
This is a beautiful song. This rendition features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. I saw this the other day for the first time, and was struck by its ephemeral beauty. There can be no better rebuttal to Ben Shapiro’s idiocy than this royal response from the King: