October 3, 2019

We’re All Alice

By Glenn
Alice at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

“The Hatter’s remark seemed to her to have no sort of meaning in it, and yet it was certainly English.”  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1911, p.101)

Words ought to have meaning.  For the vast majority of us they do.  Unfortunately, we have walked through the looking glass and confront a Mad Hatter.   We’re all Alice now, talking and hearing English but lost in a world of make believe.

Donald Trump has already admitted to

1) Using American tax dollars to bribe a foreign leader.

2) Using American government agencies to extort a foreign leader.

3) Asking a foreign leader to interfere in the America elections.

Today we watched with our eyes and heard with our own ears Donald Trump ask Communist China to investigate a political opponent.   In what world is this OK? 

The United States of America spends millions of dollars to hire FBI and CIA agents.  The Mad Donald has convinced himself, and everyone else at his Tea Party, these professionals are really a liberal conspiracy.  These brave men and women put their lives on the line every day, but Donald insults their good name to play politics.

Like Alice, we now have to decide the truth.  We have to decide what is real?  What is insane? 

The longer we try to make sense of this conversation the more we will question reality.  The longer we treat his irrational ramblings as coherent, the deeper we will fall into the world of make believe. 

There is no rational argument to be had with him or his supporters. 

1) Using American tax dollars to bribe a foreign leader is wrong.

2) Using American government agencies to extort a foreign leader is wrong.

3) Asking a foreign leader to interfere in the America elections is wrong.

There is no justification for this behavior.  Either we stop it, or we condone it.  If you donate to, or vote for a candidate, who supports him, then you have joined his Tea Party.  The only way to stop it is to walk away and leave the looking glass.

I am tired of being Alice.  Are you?

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