18 October 2009

The Lion, the Pacifist, and FoxNews

Turn-about is fair play. . .

A Prius driver is passing the zoo, when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents and a group of schoolchildren.

The driver jumps out of his Prius, jogs to the cage and begins a compassionate dialogue with the lion.   Agreeing to a moratorium on human slaughter, the lion retreats, letting go of the girl and the driver brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly. A FoxNews reporter has watched the whole event. The reporter says, "Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my whole life."

The Prius driver replies, "Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this child in danger, and acted non-violently as any pacifist should. Right." The reporter says, "Well, I'm a journalist from FoxNews, and tomorrow's news show will have this story on-air. . .So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?"

The driver replies, "I'm a U.N. peace negotiator and a Democrat." The following morning the driver clicks on his TV to see if it indeed brings news of his deed.  Sure enough, American Morning begins:

"Obamacrat internationalist uses rescue as a chance to indoctrinate schoolchildren with anti-American pacifism; will Obama appoint a Zoo Czar?


  1. Anonymous12:02 AM

    That's about the size of it all right.

    A little even-handedness could go a long way these days. It's not setting a good example for everyone to be so divisive.

    Jesus never said, "Lob insults at thy neighbor — or enemy for that matter..."

  2. Anon., even-handedness is a good thing in politics. . .but let's not confuse being "balanced" with being objective. Putting the KKK and the Black Panthers on a news program to debate race relations does not give us an objective view of the facts.

  3. Well said, Father. One does not find the middle by a compare-and-contrast of the outermost bounds. I think though that we've largely returned to Pilate's question in the modern age - "quid est veritas?"

  4. I have seen this before. I stumbled on it. except it was reversed...it was a republican marine :P causing trouble again Father?

    Dani Arevalo