Friday, November 03, 2006

John "Alice in Wonderland" Kerry

I'm pretty pressed for time today, so this will only be a brief comment.

As most of you are already aware of Sen. John Kerry's unbelievably idiotic gaffe regarding the intelligence level of U.S. troops, I don't need to revisit it. But I do want you to be aware of what is going on before your eyes, as it's a classic example of our current generation's chief problem. Words mean things, but Kerry and his ilk don't want you to believe that.

If any of you have ever read "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, you'll notice the characters Alice meets have quite unique ideas about truth and words. It's postmodernism in novel form. Most notable is the quote from Humpty Dumpty. "A word means precisely what I want it to mean. No more. No less."

Isn't that just what's going on here? Kerry said what he said. Word order, definitions and all. He said it. Loud and clear. But he would have you believe that he was talking about President Bush. However, it is clear from his remarks that this is nothing more than spin and damage control. Ranks up there with Bill Clinton's famous thigh-slapper, "it all depends on what 'is' means."

Wouldn't it be nice if we could change what words mean at whim? Along with that, let's change Bible verses around that inconveniently get in the way of what we want to do. Doctrine? Truth? Absolutes? Principles? Away with them. We can change them like the driven snow when they become a nuisance.

Sorry, Charlie. Words mean things. Ideas have consequences. And they will bite you. Hard.

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