Lady Cindy and the Giant Pig

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 10 Jun 2007 15:52:37 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

L. Neil Smith at The Libertarian Enterprise - a parable about Cindy Sheehan and the 11-year-old who killed the pig with an S&W .500 Magnum pistol. [tle]

Is there a moral to this story? Yes, possibly several. One might be that a Wise Man once proclaimed that "Truth is the first casualty of war". And that was true, as far as it goes. But a husband, wife, mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, cousin, or friend only has to die once. Truth gets slaughtered, over and over again, every day.

Another might be that democracy is not what made the Enchanted Kingdom enchanted. In fact, by this point in the Enchanted Kingdom's history, democracy has come close to finishing the Enchanted Kingdom off. Democracy permits only the most stupid, the most crazy, and the most deeply evil to occupy High Office, because only they can think thoughts demented enough, tell lies colossal enough, and undertake deeds base, vile, and bloody enough that their subjects will vote for them.

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