Very glad I left

Between the George Floyd riots and the ever-more-insane convergence of what were already very left-wing institutions, I can’t honestly say that I miss Minnesota in the slightest:

The Chanhassen Dinner Theater in Minnesota has canceled its production of Cinderella because it found that the cast was “too white” to go on.

Michael Brindisi, the artistic director, who first raised issue with the cast, said the play was fine but could not in good faith go on with a cast that, according to estimates, came in about 98{3549d4179a0cbfd35266a886b325f66920645bb4445f165578a9e086cbc22d08} white. So, they opted to boot the whole project.

“That doesn’t work with what we’re saying we’re going to do,” Brindisi said.

In a follow-up, the company said it will implement “anti-racist” protocols in response to the now-canceled cast and rely on its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) consultant.

On the other hand, the increasing inability of these institutions to perform their core functions is creating opportunity after opportunity for the sane, and for those devoted to the Good, the Beautiful, and the True.

Speaking of which, I would be remiss if I did not note that the Castalia Library edition of HEIDI by Johanna Spyri is now available for purchase as a one-off, complete with original interior illustrations. A very limited quantity of the Libraria edition is also available.