Picking Fights and Drawing Lines in the Dirt.
Oh Noses. Daily Kos once again has it’s recommended list filled with scurrilous Consipracy Theories (CT stands for “Completely True” BTW).
While the point of this story doesn’t depend on the particulars I’ll briefly rehearse them so you understand the issues I’m really addressing.
So at Rick Warren’s “debate” John McCain told this heartfelt story about how he shared a moment of Christian worship with a guard who scratched out a cross in the dirt at his feet. One problem with that story is it’s been attributed to Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
In Honor of Alexander Solzhenitsyn: Writer, Leader, Hero
Monday, August 04, 2008
By Paul M. Weyrich
This man who Solzhenitsyn said he had never seen at the gulag took a stick and drew a cross in the dirt. And he left, never to be seen again. Solzhenitsyn later came to believe that that kindly figure was Christ himself.
Other details differ, in Solzhenitsyn’s story the person who scratches the cross in the dirt is a fellow prisoner.
I can’t myself prove it comes from The Gulag Archipelago, it’s Googlebook search indicates no relevant matches from ‘cross’ or ‘dirt’ or ‘guard’, but there are redacted pages and I don’t have an account. It might be from One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, I haven’t checked that.
What I do know is that Paul Weyrich is this Paul Weyrich and if he remembers it from TWO STINKING WEEKS AGO! so should John McShame or at least his PLAGIRIZING SPEECH WRITERS! Otherwise they’re incompetent fools.
Just like when they plagiarized the Wikipedia article about Georgia (last week!) and those cookie recipes.
Thought seems to be split into three main camps, ‘Completely True’, ‘Cone of Silence’, and ‘Shut Up’. ‘Cone of Silence’ isn’t what you think, it’s the contention that McShame’s cheating by knowing the questions before is the more important story.
‘Shut Up’ is exactly what you would think, Democrats too cowardly to challenge McShame’s character as if Mr. Wetstart had any.