Chicago Values (You Gotta Be Kidding)

Once in a blue moon, a Democrat accidentally tells the truth. Chicago Mayor Rahm “Never let a good crisis go to waste” Emmanuel recently slipped up when he said, “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values.”

He meant it, of course, as a slap at Chick-fil-A, whose owner has incurred the wrath of pwogwessives by supporting real marriage–a man and a woman–against same-sex pseudomarriage. For this thought crime, Democrat commissars of large cities like Chicago and Boston are determined to drive Chick-fil-A out of their cities. So now we know that man-and-woman marriage is not a Chicago value. Not that that should come as news to anyone.

Some of us crave fantasy because, quite simply, it’s better than reality. America’s leaders and their intellectual advisers are destroying her. It’s a sorry spectacle, and there seems to be very little we can do about it.

And so, from time to time, we sneak off to Narnia or Middle-Earth or (dare I say it?) Bell Mountain, and leave all those Chicago values behind. As a fantasy writer, I hope my creations provide my readers with a welcome respite from a world governed by Chicago values. And finally, if we can at least imagine a world in which Chicago values do not rule, then maybe we can find that elusive first step toward making the world we live in more like the one we can imagine.

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