The Idiot News
can't avoid the obvious similarities between the logic of Lewis
JABBERWOCKY and the Bush administration's reasons for war.
begin with an enthymemic structural argument.
If borogoves are
and mome raths outgrabe, then it follows that jaws bite and
an implied argument proving the connection between al-qaeda
when Bush is lying in bed at night staring at the ceiling,
he realize that even the French gyle and gimble in the wabe?
all, Bulgaria was the only country planning to join us on the
Council! So why
not rest by the tumtum tree?
Why not stand
in thought? Aren't
we ALL a frumious bandersnatch?
Isn't it we
who whiffle through the tulgey wood?
I digress! During his press conference, as in uffish thought
Bush was ACTUALLY quoted as saying, "Twas brillig, and the slithy
fooling nobody! This is not an argument!
You can't just make a
like that and not back it up!
Essentially the entire world
twas brillig. This
false premise is followed by the
about the slithy toves that all but burbled as it came!
the administration realize the damage done when basing your
foreign policy on Lewis Carroll's poetry?
How do you translate
into Chinese? Or
Arabic, for that matter?
obvious similarities, Carroll did not have the Middle East in
he wrote Jabberwocky.
There was no inference intended.
not giving us the big picture.
On that frabjous day, when he
back having slain the Jabberwock, we know only that he
in his joy, and nothing more.
20 Mar 2003