Politicized Eclipse: Atlantic Magazine Notes Racial Makeup Along Its Path
NewsBusters ^ | August 21, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
Posted on 8/21/2017, 11:25:36 AM by PJ-Comix
Today is the day of the Great American Eclipse. Those along its path of totality will (if the clouds permit) see an amazing sight that will never be forgotten by those watching. Your humble correspondent knows this because he was once lucky enough to view a total solar eclipse.
The great thing about watching a total solar eclipse is that it absorbs all of your attention. One big reason is that it is indeed a miracle of nature. The moon is 400 times smaller than the sun but because it is also 400 times nearer to earth, both appear to be the same size which results in an almost perfect match when lined up during a solar eclipse. The odds of this coincidence is estimated to be incredibly small. In addition, total eclipses have only existed for a sliver of earth’s history and in millions of years the moon will have moved too far away from earth for it to be happening again. So who could possibly detract from this magnificent celestial event? Atlantic magazine which completely trivialized the eclipse by politicizing it by making it all about the racial makeup along its path.
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