Skip to comments.The M.C. Escher of American Politics
Posted on 10/10/2004 12:41:53 PM PDT by ConservativeVoice
Escher was famous for his wonderful illusions that had soldiers marching endlessly up a set of stairs that led to .the bottom of the stairs; motifs that evolved from one shape to another as they moved across the canvass; and played beautiful tricks with perspective. Even carefully tracing the lines of one of his works, it can be difficult to pinpoint the illusion.
We expect it to make sense and, when it doesnt, our minds struggle to construct a reasonable interpretation. If they cant, its almost painful.
That same feeling comes over me when I listen to the Democratic candidate.
John Kerrys positions have that same flowing, evolving, impossible-to-pin-down quality. Listening to his answers during the last debate, all I could think was What the HELL is he talking about?!
Hes become the master of the qualified direct answer. As President, he would protect our freedom to act against threats, but would always consult with the UN and our allies.
Heres a nice list.
Like Eschers stair-climbers, John Kerry wants us to believe hes climbing the tower, steadfast and sure, but every time we blink it looks like hes taking us back to the bottom again.
His answer last week on abortion was just as bad. Hes against it personally but would never impose his values on the rest of the electorate. In the feel good, value-neutral world of the left and American liberalism, all choices are equally good. To choose is to judge and to judge is wrong. Just goes to show you how empty Kerry is. Every President should have a moral core. Ill vote for the guy that has one closest to mine. In this election, Ill vote for the guy who just has one. Period. Since cannibalism, murder, wife-beating and numerous other sins are against my personal moral code, who am I to impose that on those from other, equally valid, cultures who practice them as part of their cultural, religious or social activities? Short answer: I can do it because were better than they are!
If you disagree, then go hug a cannibal. Just count your fingers when youre done.
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