Everything Right is Wrong Again

15 02 2017

The first track from the 1986 release of ‘They Might Be Giants,’ might have been written as early as 1984. The fun and upbeat tempo suggests an überstanding of the lyrical wit. This Brooklyn based duo has certainly mastered the oratory style which has been described by indigenous peoples as ‘speaking with a forked tongue.’ The most obvious example. of course, is the lyric ‘and now the song is over now,’ when in fact, those lyrics are only a bridge.

Regardless of the superficial title created to classify segments of an overall creation, the point is clear. It’s not over when it is announced that ‘it’ is over. As an artistic creation, the lines are entertaining, and thought provoking. This song, penned 1984~6, is perhaps prophesizing what is apparently today called ‘alternate facts.’

I’m not quite able to recall completely the quote from a senior member of the current administration that I read in an article from Time magazine’s 6th or 13th issue, yet I will summarize. Essentially, the quote meant, ‘show me how to do it legally.’ Now, in the age of alternate facts, apparently, I am able to bend these words to mean whatever I would like them to. IMHO, this statement is one of the best examples of ‘Everything Right Is Wrong Again’ that could exist.

The essence is, I know these actions are morally questionable, yet, I’m only concerned with the legality of the situation. Even phrasing this statement is a move away from the Arthurian principle of ‘might does not make right,’ since it is obvious, that to re-spin this statement into  it’s base form, means ‘tell me how to get away with it.’ Personally, I’m glad that it’s finally okay to use double speak publicly, without fear of retribution from a vigilant press. My only regret is that I was burdened early in my life by the belief of honesty, which of course makes great poetry, but not good politics.