Tuesday, May 6, 2008

WWWtW-Watch #13: An Immodest Proposal

Dedicated to the proposition that it can happen here.

One can often not be entirely certain that "Zippy Catholic" (my own personal Bill Richardson) is being completely serious in the stuff he posts for public consumption. My guess is that most people find much of Zippy’s output to be patently tongue-in-cheek. I’m here to say it’s not.

Zippy’s latest proposal is that divorced individuals should be required to pay a surtax since, by dint of having divorced, they constitute a pollutant of “the commons.” Zippy peers into the plate, gets the sign, goes into his windup—there’s the signature high leg kick!—and casts the first stone.

Ball one.

In reiterating my belief that Zippy is dead serious here, I also want to point out that, like a dog returning to its vomit, Zippy’s superficially amusing metaphorical theme of divorce as pollution turns back upon itself rhetorically to identify with its eagerly probing snout the true agenda embedded in this steaming pool of nonsense:

Environmental regulations can of course be a subterfuge, a political tool used on false pretenses to sieze [sic] power for other purposes.

When you’ve stopped chuckling, then, it might be prudent to consider just exactly what are Zippy’s “other purposes”…?