Sunday, February 03, 2008

Cloud Hovering..Larger Than A World's Future

Prowling the Net after the exciting dethronement of the Bahstin Pahtriahts by the Monsters of New Joisey and Manhattan, I was given a bitter nightcap to take beddybye.

An extensive survey of thousands across Great Britain found that one fourth of the citizens believed Sir Winston Churchill never existed.

Yes..But WAIT !...Even MORE Brits were absolutely convinced that Sherlock Holmes was real, live flesh and blood----and NOT a figment of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fecund imagination and subsequent literary creation.

Now, I have become inured to the fact that many believe the Holocaust slaughter of millions of Jews by Hitler and the Nazis is a “myth”. But that is a political, anti-Semite stance...mostly held by jew-hating Muslin militant extremists.

We have been all dumbed down by the omnipresent Britney Spears stories, and who has not argued with a friend violently in regard to the severity of Lindsey Lohan’s blood alcohol content.

(What IS a Lindsey Lohan, anyway ?)

I am even accustomed to unsmiling former U.S. Senators and club owners issuing judgments on the guilt of dopers in baseball. And then being unable to support their wild assumptions.

We live in a veritable daily thunderstorm of apologies from people whom we never heard of to all manner of other less known people.

It is not unusual to see the great columnists and Bloggers of our day use subjects and predicates that do not agree. The number of misused “awokes” and “awakens” is historically uncountable...matched only by the “lains” and “laids” lying around. The proper use of “laying” is lost to everyone not a farmer or an egg merchant.

Poor grammar is rampant, especially among the more busty and leggy of our TV anchors. But NOT limited to them.

Anyone who graduated from a Giver Mint (Public) school since 1970 is hopelessly ill instructed, and carries no valid information around about History, Geography or what we used to call “Civics”.

I KNEW all that. I have heard high school students argue about Alexander Hamilton’s role in the Civil War. And, a wonderful fellow about 25 years younger than me who worked in a highly paid position in a hospital where I was a consultant, once said about George Washington:

“He was a helluva crook, huh ?!!” He was schooled (not Parochially) in Boston.

So, I am well inoculated against cretins, ignorant or nescient.

But if a quarter of the Brits don’t believe Churchill lived, and DO believe Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson lived and scampered over the moors and the Baskervilles...then what do Americans believe? And NOT believe?

My fancy goes wild. I wager Americans believe that gunpowder won the west. But Booze did. Or that the men in th continental congress were ALL revolutionary patriots...When, actually, General Washington had to send Gen. Nathaniel Greene to root out the thieves.

But I don’t think Texans and Tennesseans disbelieve that Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and Will Travis died in the massacre at the Alamo.

But can ANYONE swallow the TRUTH that 17 Texas boys from Gonzalez, Texas fought their way INTO the Alamo to defend it and die ?

Naw ! That’s too much like Sir Winston Churchill.

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