I must admit that, as I watched Victor Espinoza ride American Pharaoh to a flawless victory in the Belmont Stakes, I got a little something in my eye. I can’t remember the last time I saw pure beauty, competence, and excellence on glorious display like this. It was undeniable and true. Thank you, American Pharaoh, for reminding America what exceptionalism looks like.
At this tragic point in our history, we are used to being lied to. We are accustomed to our sick culture browbeating us about what we must believe is good, right, and beautiful. Bruce Jenner, we are told, in a corset and with the best plastic surgery and Photoshopping money can buy, is beautiful and courageous.