by Brian Wilson
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Over the eons, many pithy thoughts and things have been scribbled, typed, chiseled and pounded about Truth, Revelation, Epiphany. Sliding down the razor blade of life, each of us has likely had a few of our own — but one Genuine True Revealing Epiphany may have zipped right past you before you had a chance to be appropriately dazzled and incorporate it into your collection of snappy come-backs and other rhetoric.
Maybe I can be of assistance before the News Cycle seals it in the achieves.
So waaay back in last month, outgoing (retiring, not gregarious) Sec o State Hillary Whitewater Clinton, gave her much anticipated testostermony [sick][sic][sic] to the Senate Foreign Relations Kabuki concerning the Debacle Formerly Known as "Benghazi" along with the the facts that the administration attributed the attack to Muslim reaction to a video no one had seen and that the administration held to that story for almost 15 days. While the brazen vacuity of her "answers" in response to stupendously unprepared Stupid Party Members' questions was worthy of eyebrows arched to Charlie-horse proportions, it was then The Moment may have gotten passed you — or, at the very least, the enormity of its implications: SoS (a fitting acronym) Clinton, in full bluster responding to the impertinent questioning of Sen. Ron Johnson (Redundant-Never-Never Land), bellowed the perfect expectoration "WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?"
So there you have it: One (1) USDA Choice True Revelation Epiphany in one moderately unbecoming, undiplomatic belch. And while the repulsiveness of that conceited flatulence is now recorded for all personkind, its' horrible stench, with an encompassing efficaciousness that boggles the senses of mere mortals, has not received the notoriety it so richly deserves.
For if we really wish to drain all the significance from the dregs of this socialist gasbag, we need to appreciate the multiple uses this simple, eloquent and pseudo-exasperated question actually answers — in a rhetorical sort of way.
For example, take the fog fest over the current attacks on the 2nd Amendment. Please. Sadly, both sides haven't come up with any really cool bumper sticker catch phrases since u2018From My Cold Dead Fingers". But now, the race is on to see which side can appropriate unto themselves the check-mating TRE (True Revelation Epiphany): WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
See how simple? No more dithering over the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Who needs Uncle or Aunty Federalist anyway? We have our answer to every past, present and future poll, stat, fact, historical account and law — even the colorful Graph Brothers (Bar and Pie): WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
You say: Big Dilly! What else ya got?
Thanks for axing.
How about the Stupid Economy? We most certainly have a Spending/Revenue Problem. But WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? Are the Brainiacs inside the Logic Free Zone going to actually do something after 30+ years of saying they're going to do something? Riddle me that one, TurboTax Man.
Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the "entitlements" — all out of control; "unsustainable", they say. All now forecast to be running on empty long before we were promised the Promised Land. Accountability may be worse than jock itch — but "WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?"
To fully appreciate the One Phrase Fits All applicability on other formerly pressing issues, ask yourself: Whatever happened to any final incriminating conclusions re Eric Holder's "Fast & Furious" scandal? WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
Heard anything about Maj. Nidal Hisan's Workplace Abuse trial-stopping beard lately? It's been over 3 years, ya know? WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
The toxicology autopsy report on psychotropic drugs Newtown executioner Adam Lanza was popping 12/14/12? Go ahead: WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT…….
I think you've got the hang of it now.
See what a remarkable contribution the Smartest Woman in the World (1993-2001) contributed to us, The Great Unwashed? Inside the LFZ (see above), our Washington leaders pretty much always take full responsibility for whatever has gone wrong (NB: Except the President. In that case, it's all Bush's fault). And why not? There are no consequences. No one resigns or loses their cushy Federal gig. So it means nothing to say it. Standing on their two hind feet and braying "I take full responsibility" actually works out to absolving anyone from taking actual responsibility.
Maybe the new SoS John "Make Mine Heinz" Kerry, won't have to endure similar pesky questions from uppity Senators, Congressmen, Blow-Dry Media, even the More or Less Miserables among us who might be inclined to ask out of concern for what shreds may be left of the Rule of Law.
Accountability. Responsibility. Capability. Culpability. Oh, sorry — these words have no applicability here. I'm merely posting them for you to get one final look at them before Winston Smith does his thing.
Attention spans being what they are these days (see Attention Deficit Democracy, James Bovard) and considering the LRC Word Count Police, let's take the bull by the tail and facing our future squarely: remember to use, appreciate and take comfort in that New All-Purpose, Fast-Acting, Poly-Unsaturated, One-Size-Fits-All Cure-All for the Common Empire — say it with me now: WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
BTW and FYI: that u2018anti-Islam' Youtube video maker who was blamed for starting all this? He's still moldering in some California jail in lieu of SoS and POTUS.
Brian Wilson [send him mail], nationally ignored talk show host and occasional LRC un-indicted co-contributor, is currently taking a break from his daily annoyance of miniscule audiences and concentrating his efforts on the Libertas Media Project, a multi-media Internet news distribution and discussion center from his technically challenged studios on the shores of Smith Mountan Lake, Virginia.