To hat or not to hat?

Paul J a c k o Today is The Felt Hat Day. Yes,the 15th September is a day when men are expected to put their straw hats on a shelf and start wearing felt hats; an idea making some sense in the northern hemisphere; and one which is wisely ignoring any Anthropogenic Global Warming propaganda. The climate is a climate and the weather is a weather and they rarely meet, except when it suits the warmists charlatans and progies to confuse the two.

I admit I have not heard of it until I finally finished reading a 1979 book I got from a hell-knows-whom, called Death of a Politician and there was a mention of it. By the way, this 1979 book by Richard Condon (the author of The Manchurian Candidate) is the left-tainted Washington, DC political corruption thriller which, with only minor alterations, could fit the Clintons’ and the Bush’s clans to a T.

You can undoubtedly guess from my ancient style of writing and its intrinsic profound wisdom ( do I have to put here ;-) , I hope not) that I am not of the vacuous X, Y, Z generations, but of the solid post WWII one. I believe that a hat, beside providing protection against elements and envious or hostile glances, shows a style. I claim no particular heroism in that, but I was occasionally wearing a bowler hat, a bourgeois symbol, as a 18 years old student in communist Czechoslovakia. Now, in Australia, my hats are mostly straw ones and I even own a genuine Panama one – and, for the politically correct progies about to choke on their organic tofu – Khrushchev wore one.

Americans should not be blamed for declaring the 15th September the International Felt Hat Day, for most of them have no idea that the Earth rotates around the Sun, and that there is such a thing as a south hemisphere, where the seasons are reversed. Having a Northern Hemisphere Felt Hat Day and at the same time a Southern Hemisphere Straw Hat Day may strain their geographically challenged parochialism to a breaking point and they could start voting for Fidel Castro as the next President of USA. Well, they had already voted for the similar thing, twice.

So, to hat or not to hat? Straw hats? Felt hats? Stahlhelms? Somewhat academic question, well, not really academic in the new sense of the word “academic”, which today means anything socialist, dishonest, illogical and cowardly but invariably politically correct just as in the infamous academia in Germany in the thirties – 90% sheep mentality, 10% ostrich. Let’s just say theoretical or hypothetical.

For today’s boys, since there are hardly any men left standing, the question only could be – a visor front or back? What would the twiter-swamp approve?


About Paul Jacko

Jacko was born in Czechoslovakia not long before the communist putsch in February 1948. He studied industrial chemistry there and left in 1969 for Australia, where he became a lawyer and established his own practice. He has now retired and beside hunting, fishing, camping, prospecting and playing golf he amuses himself by writing.
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2 Responses to To hat or not to hat?

  1. Gus Patcho says:

    Me need no hats, me have a turban.

  2. curly whatnot says:

    As the season changed, perhaps a helmet would be more appropriate.

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