Monday, October 7, 2019

Mirrorless Monday: Through the Looking Glass Edition

Have you wondered what the difference between a whistleblower and a leaker is? Or indeed, the difference between “blowing a whistle” and conducting a soft coup?  Allow me to explain by way of two simple illustrations:

1. On the one side you have reality, which is generally what you see reflected in a mirror:

2. On the other side you emerge in Wonderland…

where everything is curiouser and curiouser. Which is to say, fake news and all the requisite Red Queens, Mad Hatters, Tweedledees and Tweedledums.

And here I thought we would exit Wonderland once Obama left office. Obviously it’s a bit more complicated.

But here we are approaching the holiday season with our country -- despite record-low unemployment, growing salaries, and a near-record stock market -- riven as never before since that original Civil War, the madmen and women in Washington driven by a bloodlust more appropriate to the Middle Ages. Will they come to their senses and start addressing matters that actually have to do with people's lives, not their own puny ambitions, and petty hatreds? Unlikely.– Roger Simon

Because, Wonderland. Where pencil necks are the norm.

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