During her visit to Wonderland, Alice had odd reactions to the weird things she experienced. Is President Obama trying to best her?
The critters Alice met and spoke with in Wonderland made no sense at all. Neither did her responses. For example, having invited herself to a tea party with the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the Door Mouse,
The Hatter [asked], `Why is a raven like a writing-desk?’
`Come, we shall have some fun now!’ thought Alice. `I’m glad they’ve begun asking riddles.–I believe I can guess that,’ she added aloud.
`Do you mean that you think you can find out the answer to it?’ said the March Hare.
`Exactly so,’ said Alice.
`Then you should say what you mean,’ the March Hare went on.
`I do,’ Alice hastily replied; `at least–at least I mean what I say–that’s the same thing, you know.’
`Not the same thing a bit!’ said the Hatter. `You might just as well say that “I see what I eat” is the same thing as “I eat what I see”!’
`You might just as well say,’ added the March Hare, `that “I like what I get” is the same thing as “I get what I like”!’
`You might just as well say,’ added the Dormouse, who seemed to be talking in his sleep, `that “I breathe when I sleep” is the same thing as “I sleep when I breathe”!’
`It IS the same thing with you,’ said the Hatter, and here the conversation dropped, and the party sat silent for a minute, while Alice thought over all she could remember about ravens and writing-desks, which wasn’t much.
. . . .
`Have you guessed the riddle yet?’ the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.
`No, I give it up,’ Alice replied: `that’s the answer?’
`I haven’t the slightest idea,’ said the Hatter.
`Nor I,’ said the March Hare.
Alice sighed wearily. `I think you might do something better with the time,’ she said, `than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers.’ [Emphasis added.]
`If you knew Time as well as I do,’ said the Hatter, `you wouldn’t talk about wasting IT. It’s HIM.’
`I don’t know what you mean,’ said Alice.
`Of course you don’t!’ the Hatter said, tossing his head contemptuously. `I dare say you never even spoke to Time!’
`Perhaps not,’ Alice cautiously replied: `but I know I have to beat time when I learn music.’
`Ah! that accounts for it,’ said the Hatter. `He won’t stand beating. Now, if you only kept on good terms with him, he’d do almost anything you liked with the clock. For instance, suppose it were nine o’clock in the morning, just time to begin lessons: you’d only have to whisper a hint to Time, and round goes the clock in a twinkling! Half-past one, time for dinner!’
How about President Obama?
Iran’s continued development of nukes, warheads and delivery systems — along with her successful efforts to evade substantive responses to any questions about them during the P5+1 talks — seem to be riddles for President Obama. His own riddle posed in the above cartoon is as cute as any asked by the Mad Hatter; the answer of Iran’s Supreme
Joker Leader is as responsive as any during the tea party. Only a tea pot, Mad Hatter, March Hare and Door Mouse upon which to lean are missing, and Secretary Kerry might well serve the same purpose as the Door Mouse. The answers there were on a par with that of the Supreme Leader to President Obama in the cartoon. President Obama’s statements to the public about Iranian nukes, as well as other topics including man-made Global Warming Climate Change, ObamaCare and unlawful statutory changes to it by Executive Decree for political purposes, have been equally gifted.
The Israeli – Palestinian — Allah Will Gather Israelis So We Can Kill Them — “peace process” — as to which President Obama and Secretary Kerry appear to be pressuring Israel to yield to all Palestinian demands without regard to the increased if not existential peril in which doing so would place Israel, is not terribly different from the P5+1 process with Iran.
It seem unlikely that the President Rouhani, the Supreme Leader and the Iranian negotiators have been experiencing persistent
mushroom hallucinogenic highs and lows, but that is not self-evident with respect to President Obama, His Administration and the P5+1 negotiators. Unlike President Clinton, President Obama has never denied that he inhaled.
It’s dreadful music to accompany concepts lifted from Alice in Wonderland. Would President
Choom Gang Obama et al enjoy either or both? In view of their reactions to the Iranian riddles and all others I can think of at the moment, it seems probable that they would find at least the music appealing. The words probably cut too close to home.