Do you have a keen sense for the obvious? Do your neighbors, colleagues, friends possess the same skill? Do you understand the joke:
Standing in the park today I wondered, “Why does a Frisbee get larger the closer it gets?”
And then it hit me.
Do you remember this 2008 campaign promise from Barak Obama: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America?” Have you noticed anything different about the country over the last 14 years? Or do you believe life in these here United States has been rolling along about the same as ever over your lifetime (presuming your “lifetime” is longer than those born yesterday)?
Are you familiar with Humpty Dumpty, as portrayed in Through the Looking Glass (Lewis Carroll, 1865)?
Are you familiar with his nearly-famous quote: “Words Mean What I Want Them To Mean When I Say Them”?
If you answered No, Maybe, or Cleveland to either of the preceding 27 questions, you’re likely missing some very important recent events that will unquestionably affect your future.
Let’s take a look…
Humpty Dumpty is important because, while you were keeping up with the intense competition featured on Dances with Stars, the rest of America discovered Humpty Dumpty was President. His Administration’s SOP is in accordance with his nearly-famous quote above. And, like the residents of Orwell’s Oceana, one must conform to this newspeak and doublethink.
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Some current examples:
Recession: Economists, hedge fund managers, and financial advisers have long understood “recession” was defined as “two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth”. When the last two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth” appeared on the country’s economic radar, the Administration’s Official Humpty Dumpty Economic Seal Team dove headfirst into the ankle-deep waters of the media to declare that definition no longer operative, if it ever was. Of course, a Recession would spell very bad news for President Dumpty whose poll numbers are lower than his son’s morals. Not good news with the dreaded mid-terms less than 90 days away. No problem. Change the meaning. Wikipedia and the always compliant MSM promptly complied. Now, like former President Joe Biden after a press conference, no one knows precisely where the country stands economically. Your only obligation is to assume all is well and not ask embarrassing questions.
Raid: Not to be confused with the popular insect spray (despite similarities), the FBI raided the home of former president Donald Trump. The country was shocked. Certain elements of the news media were stunned. Republicans (most), Conservatives (all) – even agnostic Libertarians and Independents were shocked at the sight of flashing lights and men with shoulder weapons outside Mar A Lago; visions of smarmy Feds pawing through Trump’s office and Ivana’s lingerie drawer(s). Word of the raid spread like wildfire with many of the same results. That is until the Dumpty Administration, in a rare state of embarrassment, notified Government and news media personnel, this was not a raid…
Everyone clear now? “Search”, not “raid”. Dumpty has spoken.
Woman: As Wokism settled deeper into American corporations, classrooms, and media, anatomy and physiology couldn’t be left out. Humpty Dumpty’s LGBTRSVPLSMFTFDIC forces along with the new Transgendered Army “Millie” Brigade, established male pregnancy as fact. Not to be left to question or ridicule, in a show of squishy solidarity, questionable sanity absent any functional intelligence, not a single member of the Democratic Party would or could define “Woman”. The fact they had a Supreme Court nominee on their side certainly strengthened their cause for Dumpty Administration.
These are just three of the Dumpty Revisions – officially referred to as “Clarifying Our Transparency”. Much like the new “Inflation Reduction Act”, it does the exact opposite.
Certainly, by now you have developed at least a rudimentary “keen sense for the obvious”. That sense could be even keener than you think if you’ve already gotten the sense these changes aren’t good for the future of the country, mankind, or mental health. And not necessarily in that order!
The Pop Quiz Extra-Credit question: What are you prepared to do about it?
By Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson is a nationally ignored talk show host and occasional un-indicted co-contributor. He recently released his fourth book, “50 Stories; 50 Years in Radio”, now busily scribbling an unlikely screenplay for Book #3. With his spare hour, he is focused on splitting the atom and pursuing the ever-elusive Whirled Peas, all from his technically challenged studios on the formerly pristine shores of the Great Unnamed Lake, allegedly in the Southeast. Brian is also a regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative.
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