Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Riddle's answer, at last



Curiouser and Curiouser
(by R.P.Edwards)

“We’re all mad here,”
So says the cat
And voting Reps
Are proof of that
They chase the rabbit
Down the hole
And tethered to
We all…must go
And so, through them
We drink the drink
Our brains, our wills
Our rights…do shrink
Yet they eat cake
Their heads…to grow
And race about
Like the dodo
Oh wondrous is this land of they
Where hatters, mad
And dormouse play
Yet…when we wake
In autumn’s tread
Let’s join the queen
And off…their head


And so…it passes.  The healthcare bill.  The ominous, odorous, feared, revered, lauded and loaded, hopeful and hopeless; the president’s much championed--forsaking all others--healthcare bill…passes.  Madness.

I must admit, I had more important things to do on the day of its birth (i.e. spending time with like-minded worshipers), but I did attend to the political theater…for just a bit.  I found most interesting the lock-armed walk of legislators comparing themselves to civil righters long decades ago; as if this budget breaker and society enslaver in any way compares to the ending of bigoted oppression. Madness.  

I also found interesting the bending of the unbendable pro-lifers…all for the unwritten promise of the most anti-life president ever.  Truly, a blind giving of faith to those whose “faith” has no room for the most innocent of all.  Madness.

And, I think of the number crunchers.  The true believers that government involvement will somehow produce what it has never produced before…  fiscal responsibility.  Indeed, an amazing leap considering the track record.  Again…madness.

And so, since, on so many levels this is indeed “March Madness,” I must conclude that we are in Wonderland.  And, in that fanciful place created by Lewis Carroll, there is a Mad Hatter with a, heretofore, unanswered riddle.  Thus,  “Why is a raven like a writing desk?”  Now we, at long last, know the answer:  Because this wretched legislation…is for the birds.

That’s what I think.  How about you?  Click comments below…and say.

2 comments:

jeftex said...

This is truly sickening. I'm so glad that this world is not my home!

R.P. Edwards said...

Yes, Jeff, I agree. But brother, God has raised you up "for such a time as this." And although you and I look "forward" to eventually being with the Lord; what do those without this hope...look forward to?