Kerry the parodist

Mr. Obama’s (and our) secretary of state (who, by the way, served in Vietnam), has declared that the Administration is managing numerous, simultaneous crises “far more effectively – Ukraine, other things – than people are prone to automatically see.”

This is beyond farce: it is parody!

Farce, at least, deliberately humorizes a matter.  Parody, however, is an imitation of reality that, like a bad joke, often debases the reality it purports to imitate or humorize. 

Of course, this is par for the course on which Mr. Kerry plays.  He is, in fact, the man who accepted a Silver Star for allegedly shooting a wounded and fleeing man and who then (theoretically) threw that high Honor (and others) over a fence at the White House. 

That scene was probably believed by him, and meant by him, to be a serious demonstration of Mr. Kerry’s opposition to events, but it only showed him to be the fool that he is.

Likewise, he probably believed that his speech before the gathering of carbon-spewing one-percenters in a small Alpine village represented the reality of the world’s parlous situation, but it was a true revelation of his remarkably distorted view of nearly every subject upon which he touched – especially with respect to Ukraine!

As our friend Nickarama at Weasel Zippers illuminates:

Far more effectively? Is there even one crisis that they have dealt with effectively?

The fighting in Ukraine has never actually stopped, (sic) just in the last nine days, dozens killed before the latest attacks by Russian backed rebels. Is Kerry actually watching, or must news media inform him, as that seems to be the method by which the Obama regime learns information?

With impunity, Russia’s dictator, Vladimir Putin, is invading Ukraine, destroying its infrastructure, and spitting at the impotency of the U.S. and Europe.

Those of us of a certain age know the work of the left-wing scholar and writer Stephen F. Cohen.  In large part, his sympathies for the Soviets and all things Russian are off-putting, but he’s got the Ukraine crisis absolutely right.

Professor Cohen appears weekly on the John Batchelor Show, and I encourage readers to listen to his latest, frightening exposition of that explosive situation here (perhaps whilst fixing your Cheerios and coffee one morning).

As for any line in the sand drawn by the Leader of the Free World vis-à-vis his actions, well, Putin “don’t see no stinkin’ line in the sand,” and, as Johnny Hart’s successors put it here, it wouldn’t matter nohow!  Little wonder, then, that Fidel’s little brother feels free to snub Mr. Obama.

Chronicling the legion foreign policy failures of the last six years would require more time and effort than I have to spend, and doing so would waste your time in the reading of it.  John Hinderaker succinctly sums and appropriately characterizes the sad state of affairs here:

It would be hard to overstate how poorly things are going for the United States around the world...[.]Obama...views everything that happens elsewhere with seeming indifference...[.](but) he did take time to give interviews to four YouTube celebrities.

Like his predecessor, Mr. Kerry (per the accounts of pspokes-pspeaker Psaki) seems to equate the collection of air miles with an achievement worthy of praise.  Hence it is apt that he would utter such nonsense at the annual assembly of gasbags that is, itself, a parody of worthwhile congregations, for at it much is said, and nothing of substance is accomplished.

If readers can cite a single positive outcome as a result of past meetings of the self-important (and few) attendees, I shall both be surprised by and grateful for such illumination.

Perhaps, this year, we can hope that the world-class environmental scientist, Pharrell Williams, in his solo flight to and appearance at Davos, will produce something Al Gore and John Kerry, for two, will deem significant.

Jon Stewart finds the hypocrisy of the enlightened to be hilarious, John Bolton notes the delusionary nature of a part of the administration’s policies, and Carly Fiorina understands the folly of Mrs. Clinton’s travels (and by extension, those of Mr. Kerry). 

Those readers with the inclination may read Lurch’s full spewing of blather here, but do be forewarned – a strong stomach will be required!

Title used with apologies to Clarice Feldman.

The author is retired, his profile may be found on LinkedIn, and he may be argued with at bilschan@hotmail.com.

Mr. Obama’s (and our) secretary of state (who, by the way, served in Vietnam), has declared that the Administration is managing numerous, simultaneous crises “far more effectively – Ukraine, other things – than people are prone to automatically see.”

This is beyond farce: it is parody!

Farce, at least, deliberately humorizes a matter.  Parody, however, is an imitation of reality that, like a bad joke, often debases the reality it purports to imitate or humorize. 

Of course, this is par for the course on which Mr. Kerry plays.  He is, in fact, the man who accepted a Silver Star for allegedly shooting a wounded and fleeing man and who then (theoretically) threw that high Honor (and others) over a fence at the White House. 

That scene was probably believed by him, and meant by him, to be a serious demonstration of Mr. Kerry’s opposition to events, but it only showed him to be the fool that he is.

Likewise, he probably believed that his speech before the gathering of carbon-spewing one-percenters in a small Alpine village represented the reality of the world’s parlous situation, but it was a true revelation of his remarkably distorted view of nearly every subject upon which he touched – especially with respect to Ukraine!

As our friend Nickarama at Weasel Zippers illuminates:

Far more effectively? Is there even one crisis that they have dealt with effectively?

The fighting in Ukraine has never actually stopped, (sic) just in the last nine days, dozens killed before the latest attacks by Russian backed rebels. Is Kerry actually watching, or must news media inform him, as that seems to be the method by which the Obama regime learns information?

With impunity, Russia’s dictator, Vladimir Putin, is invading Ukraine, destroying its infrastructure, and spitting at the impotency of the U.S. and Europe.

Those of us of a certain age know the work of the left-wing scholar and writer Stephen F. Cohen.  In large part, his sympathies for the Soviets and all things Russian are off-putting, but he’s got the Ukraine crisis absolutely right.

Professor Cohen appears weekly on the John Batchelor Show, and I encourage readers to listen to his latest, frightening exposition of that explosive situation here (perhaps whilst fixing your Cheerios and coffee one morning).

As for any line in the sand drawn by the Leader of the Free World vis-à-vis his actions, well, Putin “don’t see no stinkin’ line in the sand,” and, as Johnny Hart’s successors put it here, it wouldn’t matter nohow!  Little wonder, then, that Fidel’s little brother feels free to snub Mr. Obama.

Chronicling the legion foreign policy failures of the last six years would require more time and effort than I have to spend, and doing so would waste your time in the reading of it.  John Hinderaker succinctly sums and appropriately characterizes the sad state of affairs here:

It would be hard to overstate how poorly things are going for the United States around the world...[.]Obama...views everything that happens elsewhere with seeming indifference...[.](but) he did take time to give interviews to four YouTube celebrities.

Like his predecessor, Mr. Kerry (per the accounts of pspokes-pspeaker Psaki) seems to equate the collection of air miles with an achievement worthy of praise.  Hence it is apt that he would utter such nonsense at the annual assembly of gasbags that is, itself, a parody of worthwhile congregations, for at it much is said, and nothing of substance is accomplished.

If readers can cite a single positive outcome as a result of past meetings of the self-important (and few) attendees, I shall both be surprised by and grateful for such illumination.

Perhaps, this year, we can hope that the world-class environmental scientist, Pharrell Williams, in his solo flight to and appearance at Davos, will produce something Al Gore and John Kerry, for two, will deem significant.

Jon Stewart finds the hypocrisy of the enlightened to be hilarious, John Bolton notes the delusionary nature of a part of the administration’s policies, and Carly Fiorina understands the folly of Mrs. Clinton’s travels (and by extension, those of Mr. Kerry). 

Those readers with the inclination may read Lurch’s full spewing of blather here, but do be forewarned – a strong stomach will be required!

Title used with apologies to Clarice Feldman.

The author is retired, his profile may be found on LinkedIn, and he may be argued with at bilschan@hotmail.com.