I hate when celebrities make their politics known. It politicizes them. Instead of seeing a character onscreen, I see a political position.
Same thing for stores. I really, really, really don’t want to know the political leanings of a store’s owners. It turns going to a place like Chick-fil-a into a political statement that I either have to agree with or disagree with. It makes me feel I’m donating to a cause instead of forcing myself to eat the world’s worst nuggets.
So I keep my politics to myself. Not that I’m a celebrity.
But today, I’m going to make an exception.
I’m in favor of making June 19, also known as Juneteenth, a national holiday. It’s close to my birthday and my wedding anniversary, so the date is perfect for a holiday, almost like a personal celebration. A holiday just for me!
And oh yes: it might help to heal some of the racial divisions in the U.S. Which we really need.