Of shoes and ships and sealing wax; of cabbages and kings.”
And of sometime Olympian hero and now ‘transgengered’ Bruce Jenner. Mr.Ms. Jenner has leaped from post-Olympian shadows into a second life in the spotlight by announcing his/her sexual transition just as such things served the political Left in its war on Christianity and related social and moral values. Loath to waste a crisis or a headline, the Lefty media salivated and reflexively spotlighted Mr./Ms. Jenner. He/she/it became instant media darlings, illustrating the doctrine of Progress.
But Mr./Ms. Jenner spotlighted, proclaimed that he/she/it is a Republican. A conservative Republican. We predict without fear that:
1. Many will never know that Jenner is a registered Republican,
2. That his/her news value has shifted from high to zilch overnight, and
3. That some hapless newswriters who got this going before the uncomfortable party affiliation was discovered will be serving burgers at McDonald’s. (Politics trumps gender.) Any bets?
Then we note that the USA turned Iran, a friend under its Shah, into an enemy Islamic state with help from the CIA disposing of said Shah, that Bushes Pere et Fils destabilized Iraq, creating ISIS and softened the ground under Libya and Syria as well. And further that this has poured a river of desperate Moslem refugees into Europe, that is gagging at digesting such an overload. The E.U. will no doubt send the Ul.S. a polite “Thank you very much” note.
For those fond of irony, note that the U.S. is not leaving Europe to drown in its flood of unlettered and alien migrants holding to quite different values; it is instead, working hard to import its own equivalent Latin Americans en masse’, lest it be accused of perpetrating that which it will not itself suffer. Noble, no?
Finally, U.S. Democrats have lined up Mrs. Clinton as willing cannon fodder to emasculate a mass of GOP would-be candidates early on. She and they will disappear as the real choices take shape, later. When the remaining time precludes tiring of or knowing too much about the surviving real candidates. That is to say that what we are now watching is only the warm-up intended to excite us while distracting from such issues as Ukraine, the economy and the declining wealth of the erstwhile ‘middle’ class in the West.
We note as well, the ongoing failure of Obamacare to be solvent or fully functional. We need to note it as no one else seems to, our Democratic and Republican ‘representatives’ in Congress particularly. We live in a declining reality, a direct result of human government; our governors live in a virtual reality instead, … at our expense. And we seem happy with that. For now.