Monday, October 15, 2018

When Words Don’t Matter Ideas Soon Follow

Crazy Eyes Cortez, leading the cheer squad, explains the team’s strategy, as she understands it:

“We take back the House, we take back the Senate, we take back the presidency, and we pack the Supreme Court of the United States of America!”

Alex Baldwin tells tells the team they have to 'overthrow the government of Donald Trump' in November - either by vote or, if that doesn’t work, coup, I guess.

The immediate cause of their rage is the appointment of Justice Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, despite Christine Ford’s allegations of sexual abuse against him. They are particularly enraged because the Judiciary Committee and subsequent Senate vote refused to use their currently preferred definition of the term “credible” in regards to Professor Ford’s testimony. In this case “credible” does not mean “very probably true,” it means “not entirely outside the realm of possibility.”

See what happens when words no longer mean anything in particular? Ideas tend to follow suit. 

no men