My two-year-old granddaughter was happily splashing in her tub, enjoying from head to toe the profusion of bubbles that I’d allowed her. When she announced she was ready to get out, I said, “OK, let me rinse you off first.”
“No! No!” she shrieked. I turned on the water and got the handheld shower head ready, stood her up (not without a struggle) and sprayed the soap suds off her, all while she complained loudly. When I turned the water off and deposited her on my lap in a towel, she said grumpily, “Now I’m all wet!”
Isn’t this just like all us big humans? If we’re in a situation which we have chosen, we’re fine. But if we find ourselves in the same circumstances dictated by someone else, we cry “Foul!”
There are any number of current correlations, aren’t there? My brother, JTR, pointed out a big one yesterday, when he wrote about the Department of Justice secretly obtaining AP News phone records. All this Administration’s excesses and abuses were treated as innocuous until the MSM itself was touched.
Now it’s shocking! “…I’m all wet!”
But if we’re forced to confront what’s really going on, we cry out in protest–because there’s SO much difference between sucking the brains out of a preborn infant’s skull, versus snipping its spinal cord after it emerges from the birth canal (aka “death canal”?).
For an excellent essay on how difficult it is for a thinking person to parse the differences between legal and illegal abortion, see Andrée Seu Peterson’s “Courtroom Horror” in World Magazine.
With a toddler’s logic, we think soaking in our comfortable bubble bath is entirely different from taking a quick shower…and like her, while we may be able to convince ourselves of this for a time, our arguments–like the two-year-old’s–are all wet.
“Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who substitute darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who substitute bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.”
—Isaiah 5:20 HCSB