Are you familiar with the term “retconning”?
It stands for “Retroactive continuity“, and basically means when a previously established fact(s) is altered in the continuity of a fictional work. Retconning happens in movies, TV shows and comic books all the time, especially when the writer wants to unmake something that’s already happened, like if a character died and they want him/her back.
But again, …comic books. Movies.
Fiction. As in: “Not real”.
Because you can’t “retcon” reality.
And yet what else can you call this?
Ellison: “So I think even though he may have said, “If you like your ‘decent’ insurance, your insurance that works,” that you can keep it. I think that people really get that. And, he owned that. He said, “If you misunderstood what I was trying to say, I own that.”
I think that shows integrity…”
Integrity!!??!?! Dude, even on its absolute worst retconning day, ‘Green Lantern‘ had more basic, intellectual integrity than that.
This isn’t a TV show, and we aren’t going to wake up à la Pam on ‘Dallas‘ and discover the last 5 years were just a dream (…Dear Lord, don’t I wish…).
Nope, Ellison’s brutally ham-handed revisionism is beyond ALL that. This isn’t “reinterpreting” something, or “using creative license”: this is just flat-out making crap up.
But if we ARE in some sort of alternate verbal reality, where the things that Liberals actually say (On video, too. 30+ times.) are then proclaimed to have not been said, then I guess our presidential Maestro of Misspeak must not have said the following, either:
‘Cause if the President actually DID say that he’s in favor of Single Payer (…and of course he didn’t, as I’m sure Mr. Ellison will no doubt soon inform us), that’d certainly provide the requisite motivation for him to LIE TO OUR FACES, REPEATEDLY, about the whole “you can keep your plan…” thing.
Which brings us to a crossroad of sorts: we know what their endgame is, while the Administration and its media flunkies KNOW that we know.
In the case of a comic book or a TV show, when the retconning becomes too in-your-face, too ridiculous, slumping sales figures will signal its death-knell, informing the writers that they went too far.
But when the government itself is the product provider, the enforcer of compliance AND the alleged arbiter of customer complaints, reversing this boondoggle will require far more effort than merely changing the channel or cancelling a subscription.
The Left is too invested in this to give up now. They’ll continue to try pushing these continual reality rewrites, and see if we’ll buy them.
Your move, America.