Monday, February 19, 2007

To The Dictionary!

First, let's start with this one:

trea·son /ˈtrizən/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[tree-zuhn] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.
the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.

OK, now let's look at this one:

stu·pid·i·ty /stuˈpɪdɪti, styu-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[stoo-pid-i-tee, styoo-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun, plural -ties for 2.
the state, quality, or fact of being stupid.
a stupid act, notion, speech, etc.

And now, consider the meaning of Hanlon's Razor:

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

If you're wondering where I'm going with this, ask John Murtha. He may try to explain how his plan to end the war will help the troops. If it doesn't make sense, don't feel bad. It doesn't to me either, or the troops for that matter. Or the American people.


Tully said...

Applauding often do we need to say that just because someone disagrees with you it doesn't mean they're evil? Stupid, yeah, but treasonous?

I think Murtha's reached his dotage, myself. And I do try not to mock the elderly, as I hope to join their ranks someday. Just with my mind intact!

Rafique Tucker said...

Ha! Ditto.